The Boxcar Children pt. 2


Gertrude Chandler Warner

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Tonight, we’ll read the next part to “The Boxcar Children” written by first grade school teacher Gertrude Chandler Warner and published in 1924.

The Boxcar Children tells the story of four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest.

In the first episode, we learn that the only relative for the orphans to live with would be their supposedly hard-hearted grandfather, whom they never met because of his disapproval of their parents' marriage. So instead, the children strike out on their own into the woods.

We will pick back up at the end of the first episode, where Jessie sees it is about to rain, and finds an abandoned boxcar for her siblings to shelter in, just in time.