Gertrude Chandler Warner
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About Gertrude Chandler Warner
Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut, on April 16, 1890, to Edgar and Jane Warner. Her family included a sister, Frances, and a brother, John. From the age of five, she dreamed of becoming an author. She wrote stories for her Grandfather Carpenter, and each Christmas she gave him one of these stories as a gift. Today, Ms. Warner is best remembered as the author of The Boxcar Children Mysteries.
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Titles By Gertrude Chandler Warner
The Boxcar Children take a bus trip to the Science and Hobby Fair, but a bad storm forces them to stay at a bus station along the way. Soon they are in the middle of a mystery involving a polluted river, two strange boys, and a suspicious bus-station manager.
The Boxcar Children are on a trip with Grandfather to a beautiful island in the South Seas! The island is supposed to be deserted, but as the Aldens explore, they start to find signs that suggest they are not alone. Is there a castaway living somewhere on the island.?
When the Greenfield Animal Shelter suddenly closes, the Boxcar Children help care for the abandoned animals. They soon discover that many of them belonged to a woman who has disappeared! Can the Aldens track down the missing pet owner and find homes for their furry friends?
When Benny and Henry get summer jobs at a department store in town, they don't expect to be solving mysteries at work. But when an expensive vase disappears, the salespeople receive strange notes, and the jewelry display is tampered with, it's up to Benny to uncover the truth!
The Aldens visit their cousins Joe and Alice, who live near an amusement park! The park has games, cotton candy, and a beautiful old carousel with wooden horses. But then Benny notices one horse isn't working and his favorite dapple gray has been damaged. Why would someone sabotage the carousel?
The Boxcar Children visit the old farmhouse where Grandfather and Aunt Jane grew up! But people in the nearby town seem to think something isn't quite right about the house. As the Boxcar Children investigate, they start to uncover secrets about the farm's past—dating all the way back to the Revolutionary War!
In their grandfather's attic, the Aldens discover a painting of their grandmother wearing a necklace that disappeared long ago. Although the Boxcar Children are determined to track down the missing necklace, they only find dead ends. Can the necklace be found?
The Aldens take a paddle-wheel boat down the Mississippi River to visit their friend Cap Lambert in his cabin. But strange things are happening on Cap's property. When they see spooky flickering lights at night, the Boxcar Children must find out if the cabin is haunted!
The Aldens are going camping! But after they hear loud music in the middle of the night, notice their lantern is missing, and find a frightening note, the Boxcar Children must find out who is behind the pranks to save their vacation.
A deluxe Boxcar bookcase that contains 12 titles—The Boxcar Children Mysteries #1 through #12. Also included are Boxcar activities, poster, and accordion bookmark with title checklist. The bookcase can expand to hold up to 32 books.
Aunt Jane takes the Aldens to Florida to visit her friend Kay! Kay owns an old motel, but it's so rundown she thinks she might have to sell it. The Boxcar Children are happy to help her fix things up, but soon they learn someone is trying to keep the motel closed…forever.
The Aldens take a trip to the New England coast and get to stay in a lighthouse! But strange things happen after it gets dark—an unknown woman is seen walking around, and Watch wakes up growling late at night. Can the Boxcar Children shed light on a seaside mystery?