Reviews for Boxcar Children
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Fall
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. Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Publishers Weekly Reviews 2002 July #1
Children's NOTES Boxcar Children Redux Two titles mark a landmark anniversary of a classic series. The first, The Boxcar Children 60th Anniversary Edition by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by L. Kate Deal, contains the original text, with an introduction by Barbara Elleman, as well as a brief biography of the author, b&w photos and "An Open Letter to Children Who Ask How I Happened to Write The Boxcar Children," all contained in a handsomely designed volume. (Sept) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.