Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Birthday to the Author of The Boxcar Children!

Gertrude Chandler Warner was born on April 16 way back in 1890! Ms. Warner grew up near a railroad track and loved watching the trains roll by. This childhood fascination became the basis of her series of books about four orphaned children who run away and set up house in an abandoned boxcar. There are nineteen books in Ms. Warner's original series -- although numerous additional titles have been written by other authors featuring Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny. You can find the original book, The Boxcar Children, in the Juvenile Fiction section alphabetically under Warner.

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