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The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Waner was a very good book. The main characters in the book are Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They have ran away from their grandfather.

The story starts off when the four children are at a bakery. The owner is inside the store watching them look through the window at the food. They enter and ask if they can stay for the night. She says yes. That night Henry hears her tell the cook that she is going to keep all of them except Benny. She is going to send Benny to the children’s home. Hearing that they run away and find a boxcar. They decide to live there. The next day Henry goes to work for a doctor who knows his grandfather. One day Violet gets sick and they take her to the doctor. They stay there while she recovers. While there their grandfather comes. They grow to like him and move in with him.