Before they became the orphans known as the Boxcar Children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden lived happily on a farm with their loving parents. What might have happened to forever change the lives of these four children? In this engaging story, Newbery award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan pays loving tribute to Gertrude Chandler Warner's classic novel, giving young readers a glimpse of the Alden children's origins and the challenges they faced before their boxcar adventures. Featuring illustrations by Tim Jessell, this engaging book is perfect for fans of the Boxcar Children as well as readers who are new to the series. Hardcover, 144 pages.
Written by Patricia MacLachlan Illustrated by Tim Jessell Hardcover 144 pages
For ages 7-12.
Size 6" x 8"
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