One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from.
So begins the story of The Boxcar Children®, a series of unforgettable, now classic favorites created by Gertrude Chandler Warner in 1942.
2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the series. In honor of this milestone, the series has an updated look with new cover art from Tim Jessell. The big celebration marking this anniversary was the publication of a prequel by Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, entitled The Boxcar Children® Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm. Now, fans of all ages can discover who Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden were . . . before they were The Boxcar Children.