The Mystery of the Stolen Boxcar: Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny used to live alone in a boxcar. Now they have a home with their grandfather, and they’re fixing up their boxcar so they can ride it in the big Greenfield Founder’s Day parade. There’s just one problem: Someone has stolen the boxcar . . . with their dog, Watch, in it! If only they can find the missing boxcar, it will lead them to Watch. Can the Boxcar Children solve their most important mystery ever?
The Mystery in the Cave: The Boxcar Children are going on vacation to Dragon’s Mouth Cavern. The four Aldens like rock hunting in the area, until Benny finds a sinkhole that leads to the underground caves. While exploring the caves, they realize that someone doesn’t want them there. But why? Can the Boxcar Children solve this new underground mystery?
The Mystery on the Train: The Boxcar Children love exploring the train, watching the beautiful scenery from the observation car, and eating in the dining car. But the train ride gets really interesting when they meet a young woman who has had something very valuable stolen from her. Can the Aldens solve the mystery before the train pulls into the last stop?
About the Author
The Boxcar Children series was created by Gertrude Chandler Warner, a teacher, when she realized that there were few, if any, books for children that were both easy and fun to read. She drew on her own experiences in writing the mysteries. As a child, she had spent hours watching trains near her home, and often dreamed about what it would be like to live in a caboose or freight car. In each story, she chose a special setting and introduced unpredictable, unusual or eccentric characters, to help highlight the Aldens’ independence and resourcefulness. Miss Warner lived in Putnam, Massachusetts until her death in 1979.