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Thread: can someone tell me the name of this book

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    when I was in third grade many many moons ago the teacher would read us a chapter every week it was about a family of children who lived in a railroad car and their adventures but I wish I knew the name of it. Thanks

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    Was it The Boxcar Children, and How They Grew? or something like that? :D:D:D

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    Was it the Boxcar Children series?

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    Yes, Box car children.:)

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    I read the Boxcar Children, and the Bobbsey Twins at about the same time... I hadn't thought about the Boxcar Children in years :D
    We talked here a while ago about the Bobbsey Twins and some other older favorites... however did we miss this one? :D:D:D

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    it was the Boxcar children. :) I have all of mine from when I was little and I'm reading them to my daughter. :)

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    It was the boxcar children. There were a series of these books written by American writer and first-grade school teacher, Gertrude Chandler Warner.

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    Yes, these are still published under her name and now there are updated ones. Even in graphic (comic) novel style. Kids still like them.

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    That's one I missed out on. Sounds like a neat series!

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    They are awesome!

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    One of our favorites was The All Of A Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. I love them as an adult!

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    I loved the Boxcar Children. But my favorite was the Nancy Drew stories. Every time I would finish one, my mom would buy me the next one. I remember they were numbered too.

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    The Boxcar Children series?

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    These sound great, I'm always looking for books to read to my granddaughter...

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    Sent it to my daughter who worked in the library for many years.if she knows, I will get back to you with the info............

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I read the Boxcar Children, and the Bobbsey Twins at about the same time... I hadn't thought about the Boxcar Children in years :D
    We talked here a while ago about the Bobbsey Twins and some other older favorites... however did we miss this one? :D:D:D
    Oh and Trixie Belden

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    Loved Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden, the Hardy Boys. Bomba the Jungle Boy, Five Little Pappers and How They Grew, and Little Women!

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    I was a third grade teacher and always read Boxcar Children to my class. Later it was adopted as the book for the children to read during reading group time.

    I also read Charlotte's Web aloud each year.

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    It is the Boxcar Children and is available on Amazon for $4.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjsylvstr
    Sent it to my daughter who worked in the library for many years.if she knows, I will get back to you with the info............
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    The Boxcar Children - by Gertrude Chandler?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...hildren_novels

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    It was called The Boxcar Children. I must have walked from my house to the library a bazillion times just to check it out and read it. It was my favorite book. I wish I had an old copy of if so I could read it to my granddaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jellybeans
    It was called The Boxcar Children. I must have walked from my house to the library a bazillion times just to check it out and read it. It was my favorite book. I wish I had an old copy of if so I could read it to my granddaughter.
    Jellybeans..did you check out the post right above yours?

    It tells you all about the many books...check it out.....

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    It's definitely the Boxcar Children series. A little dated but kids still love them!

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    The Boxcar Children? The Orphan Train? Those are two books I am familiar with. Google the titles, it will probably confirm if these titles are what you thought. The first is more early elementary and the second is more middle school based on true history.

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    Definitely the Boxcar Children. Both my boys enjoyed the entire series. You can never own too many books. (Except now it is stored on Kindles)

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