The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children


The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

Author: Warner, Gertrude Chandler

Language: English | |

Vocabulary Words

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  • cherries
  • turnips
  • hungrily
  • kettle
  • thorn
  • cherry
  • awhile
  • orchard
  • stew
  • remarked

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