Reviews for The Boxcar Children

Horn Book
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In this classic tale, four orphaned siblings set up house in an abandoned railway car. The idea of kids surviving without adult help has timeless appeal, but the stilted prose doesn't hold up to today's literary standards. Regardless, there will likely always be a readership for the Alden kids' adventures, and this sixtieth-anniversary edition, featuring a profile of Warner and silhouette-style art, is a good starting point. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.


Horn Book
(c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

This is a large-size storybook edition of the perennially popular, if old-fashioned, story about four orphaned siblings. With muted-color floral borders on every page, each chapter opens with a silhouette image and includes a full-page illustration. What's notable is an appended profile of Warner, her work, and her legacy, enhanced by archival photos and reproductions. Nostalgic adults and collectors are the target audience. Bib. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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