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The author of this story was a first grade school teacher, so she knew about the trials and tribulations of the young, although nothing like this. It was a sad and frightening situation for four orphaned children, brothers and sisters, two boys and two girls. Their parents were dead, and they were afraid of perhaps having to live with their grandfather. Why they were afraid isn’t explained; they had never met him, but he’s said to be a meanie. At any rate, after first sleeping in the woods during a bad storm, the children have a dire want and need of something for better shelter. Luckily, one of the girls finds an old railroad boxcar abandoned in the woods and sitting on old rails. It’s certainly better than nothing, so they move in and essentially create a new home. All they have is four dollars, a few towels, and only a few other small items. When Henry, the oldest at fourteen, gets a job with a town doctor, the physician finds out about their predicament and sets the record straight about their grandfather. Mr. Alden, as it turns out, is a billionaire, lives in a fancy mansion, and solves the problem for the youngsters. After they move in with him, he moves the boxcar to his garden for their playhouse and, as you will now hear, it is certainly an all-around happy ending.Show more
The Boxcar Children: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are orphans. Can they find a home where they can stay together as a family? Surprise Island: The Aldens spend the summer on their own private island. There they meet a new friend with an amazing secret! The Yellow House Mystery: Years ago, a man vanished from the yellow house on Surprise Island. Why? The Aldens have found a clue to the mystery!Show more
Mystery Ranch: The Aldens visit their mysterious Aunt Jane at her run-down ranch and make a surprising discovery! Mike's Mystery: A nearby house burns down while the Boxcar Children are staying with their Aunt Jane - and their friend Mike is blamed for starting the fire! Blue Bay Mystery: The Aldens are excited to visit a deserted South Seas island. But soon they discover clues that they are not alone. Is someone on the island watching them?Show more
The Woodshed Mystery: The Alden children are staying at the New England farmhouse where their grandfather grew up. There are many stories and legends about the old farm, and there's a woodshed near the house that holds a surprising secret... a secret that dates all the way back to the Revolutionary War! The Lighthouse Mystery: When the Aldens take a summer trip to the New England coast, they have a fun place to stay: a lighthouse! But strange things happen after it gets dark - an unknown woman is seen walking around, and Watch, the Aldens' dog, wakes up growling late at night. Can the Boxcar Children shed light on a seaside mystery? Mountain Top Mystery: The Aldens climb a mountain and find a mystery! The hike up Old Flat Top was only supposed to take a day, but a dangerous rockslide changes everything and reveals a hidden cave that just may hold a legendary treasure!Show more
Schoolhouse Mystery: The Boxcar Children are spending the summer in a tiny, quiet New England fishing village. The little schoolhouse doesn't have a proper teacher, so the Aldens are teaching! There's also a very old library where nobody ever goes - nobody, that is, except for a mysterious stranger. For such a small town, Port Elizabeth has a lot of secrets! Caboose Mystery: When the Aldens spend the summer riding on a train, they get to live in a train car once again - this time, they're staying in Caboose No. 777. The number is hard to forget, and indeed, the children meet people at each stop who seem to know it well. It turns out Caboose No. 777 has an unusual past - one that comes with its very own mystery! Houseboat Mystery: The Aldens are spending the summer traveling on a houseboat! But someone is watching them - and the thing that he wants is somewhere on their boat! He'll stop at nothing to get it and it's up to the Boxcar Children to figure out why!Show more
Snowbound Mystery: It's an unusual winter vacation for the Alden family when a huge snowstorm traps them in the woods! Luckily, the log cabin where they're staying is cozy - only there are strange noises in the night and a mysterious code is carved into the closet door. The rescue is a long wait for the Boxcar Children, but the cabin is full of secrets. Tree House Mystery: The Alden children are helping their neighbors build a tree house. From the tree house, the children discover they can see into the attic of the house next door . . . and they notice a window that not even their neighbors know about! Does the old house have a secret? Bicycle Mystery: The Aldens are making the journey to their Aunt Jane's house on an overnight bicycle trip. But on their first night, when the children are caught in a rainstorm and have to take shelter in an old abandoned house, a most unusual mystery - a lost dog - finds them!Show more
Mystery in the Sand: The Alden family is spending sunny days at the shore and summer nights in the mobile home right on the beach! One morning Benny finds a gold necklace in the sand, and a search for its owner begins a trail of clues that leads to Tower House, the strange old mansion nearby. What will the Boxcar Children find there? Mystery Behind the Wall: The Aldens have found a mystery under their very own roof! When the children found an old journal behind the closet wall in the guest room, they never dreamed it would lead them on a search for valuable coins. What happened to the girl who wrote the journal - and what is she trying to tell them? Bus Station Mystery: The Aldens are bound for the Science and Hobby Fair, but when a bad storm hits, they're forced to stay in the bus station. Before they know it, the Boxcar Children are in the middle of a mystery involving a polluted river, two strange boys, and a bus station manager who knows more than anyone suspects....Show more
Benny Uncovers a Mystery: Benny and Henry are working all summer at Furman's, the biggest store in town, but they hadn't expected that solving mysteries would be part of their job! When an expensive vase disappears, the salespeople receive odd notes, and the jewelry display is tampered with, it's up to Benny to uncover the truth! The Haunted Cabin Mystery: The Aldens are going with grandfather to visit his friend, old Cap Lambert, a retired riverboat pilot who lives in a cabin in the woods. To get there, the Boxcar Children take a wonderful trip down the Mississippi in a paddlewheel boat. But when they arrive at Cap Lambert's cabin, they find some mysterious things are going on. Spooky phone calls, eerie flickering lights, strange dark figures. Is the cabin haunted? The Deserted Library Mystery: The Aldens are helping save an old library that's about to be torn down. If they fix it up, it might be given landmark status! But after all their hard work, it's very clear someone is trying to destroy the library. But who?Show more
The Animal Shelter Mystery: Strange things are happening in Greenfield where the Boxcar Children live. Stray cats and dogs appear on doorsteps, but the animal shelter is forced to close, and a nice old woman disappears. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are very worried about Mrs. Newcombe. Is she in danger? Who are the strange men lurking around her house? And what are they going to do with all the animals who need homes, including a little cat they call Patches? The Old Motel Mystery: Aunt Jane takes the Aldens to stay with her friend, Kay, who owns an old, shabby motel in Florida. Kay is ready to sell the motel, when the children offer to help fix it up and put it back in business. But they soon learn that someone is trying to make sure it stays out of business . . . forever. The Mystery of the Hidden Painting: The Aldens find a mysterious painting hidden in the attic. The children learn that it is a portrait of their grandmother, whom they never knew, wearing the necklace Grandfather gave her when they were married. The necklace disappeared on their first anniversary - and was never found. Can the Boxcar Children track down a necklace missing for so many years?Show more
The Amusement Park Mystery: The Aldens are going to visit their cousins Joe and Alice. To the children's delight, Joe and Alice live near a wonderful amusement park. The park holds everything the Boxcar Children could ask for - a beautiful merry-go-round, lots of rides and games, all the cotton candy they can eat . . . and a mystery! The Mystery of the Mixed-Up Zoo: The zoo is wonderful - it has seals and giraffes and elephants and tigers, and Benny's favorite, a little monkey named Amos. It also has a mystery. Someone is mixing up signs, switching off electricity, and endangering the animals' lives. If the Boxcar Children want to save the animals, they'll have to solve the mystery - and fast! The Camp-Out Mystery: Grandfather is taking the Aldens on a camping trip. The children enjoy the camp-out - setting up the tent, hiking in the woods, and especially making delicious food over the campfire. But some strange things begin to happen. Loud music plays in the middle of the night. Their lantern disappears. And then they receive a frightening note. It looks like the Boxcar Children have another mystery to solve!Show more
The Mystery Girl: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are working in a general store, to help out a friend of Aunt Jane's. It seems to the children that the young girl who works in the store is behaving very strangely. She seems nervous and won't answer any questions about her past. Then a strange man comes to the store asking about her. What secret is the mystery girl hiding? The Mystery Cruise: The Aldens are on a cruise in the Caribbean! No sooner has the cruise begun than things start to go wrong. The ship's radio breaks. It appears someone has fallen overboard - but it turns out to be a false alarm. And then there's engine trouble! Is someone deliberately tampering with the ship? It's a mystery - good thing the Boxcar Children are on board! The Disappearing Friend Mystery: The Boxcar Children decide to raise money to help the Greenfield hospital. At Beth's suggestion, they form a service called The Boxcar Helpers - to babysit, wash cars, mow lawns, and care for pets. But Beth keeps disappearing. And then other things start to go wrong. Is someone trying to put them out of business?Show more
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