Albert Whitman & Company
The Boxcar Children
It’s More Than Just a Mystery.
The Boxcar Children® Series is now 79 years old, delighting a third generation of readers. What started as a single story about four orphaned siblings making a home for themselves has grown into nearly 200 books and 2 films, with more on the way. The Boxcar Children® brand continues to evolve, helping children learn, question, imagine, and grow.
About the Author: Gertrude Chandler Warner
Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut, where she taught school and wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by its success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden Children.
One day Freddie Ramos comes home from school and finds a strange box just for him. What’s inside? ZAPATO POWER—shoes that change Freddie’s life by giving him super speed! But what will Freddie do with his fast new skills? Weird things are happening at the Starwood Park Apartments where he lives, and his friends at school need his help. Is Freddie Ramos ready to be a hero? In this imaginative series, an ordinary boy in a city neighborhood learns how to use his new-found powers for good.