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Old 01-19-2016, 07:29 PM
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"In this totally satisfying book, the four Alden children—Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny—have become orphans and run away rather than be taken to their grandfather, who they do not know but fear. With only a few dollars in Henry’s pocket, the children locate an abandoned railroad boxcar and furnish it with pine branches and plates and cups from a nearby dump.

Henry locates work that provides food and money, and they transform their surroundings into a kind a paradise, complete with a swimming hole for hot summer days. A spot behind a waterfall serves to keep butter and milk cold. In short, every small object the resourceful children find is made useful. "

In the end, their grandfather turns out to be kindly and takes them in, but he transfers the boxcar to his property so they can have more adventures."

Rated for young children (1st grade and up) , just the thing to read to them at night... For beginning readers, it uses simple English and the sentence structure in uncomplicated - an easy read. The author wrote this with an eye to recent immigrants with limited English language skills. A fast-paced plot carries you along.

Critics will grouse & protest about children living unsupervised.

But this detail has never bothered children in this book series.
In fact, it taps into a frequent childhood fear—what if children had to live without adults?

This is a story - originally written in 1924, about a time when children were often on their own. I see this book series as a good (and un-scary) way to talk with your children about:

What do you really need to live?

How you must work to support yourself and others (family).

Recycle, upcycle and re-purpose - the Alden clan become experts at it!

Teach your child that, with knowledge, you need not fear.
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I enjoyed them as a kid and enjoyed reading them to my kids also liked
Blueberries For Sal and The Biggest Bear. Both about kids on there own.
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My sons loved these books. I saved their old books in case they had kids of their own.
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Dear lord... I remember reading this. Holy memory return!! Thanks for reminding me.


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Oh my... what a wonderful walk down memory lane.

I completely forgot about this series. I'm willing to bet it had an influence on my formative years and now prepper mentality.

My primary school teacher, Mrs. Coulson, read this series to us. I don't remember much in detail now 4 decades later, but I had all but forgotten until now.

Thanks for posting. I'd love to get the series.
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I have several in the series that I picked up a Goodwill, often for a dollar or less. Look among the children and adolescences books. I have found some Gary Paulsen books and "My Side of the Mountain" with it's sequel there.
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