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The Boxcar Children Beginning

The Aldens Of Fair Meadow Farm

By Patricia MacLachlan

Before they were the Boxcar Children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden lived with their parents at Fair Meadow Farm. Although times are hard, they're happy--"the best family of all," Mama likes to say. One day, a blizzard hits the countryside, and a car is stranded on the road near their farm. The family in the car needs shelter, and when the Aldens take them in, the strangers soon become friends. But things never stay the same at Fair Meadow Farm, and the spring and summer bring events that will forever change the lives of the Alden children. Newbery-Award winning author Patricia MacLachlan pays loving tribute to the classic novel by Gertrude Chandler Warner in this story of the Alden children's origins and the challenges they faced before their boxcar adventures.

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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

0807566160


Format: Book
Author: MacLachlan, Patricia
Summary: In the year before they become the orphans known as the Boxcar children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden live with their parents at Fair Meadow Farm, where, although times are hard, they take in a family who has been stranded in their car during a blizzard.
Title: The Boxcar children beginning : the Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm / [Patricia MacLachlan ; interior illustrations by Robert Dunn].
Publisher Date: Chicago : Albert Whitman, 2012.
Subject: Families -- Juvenile fiction Friendship -- Juvenile fiction Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction Country life -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0807566160 9780807566169
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: C MacLachlan
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Bib Id: 409519

Format: Book
Author: MacLachlan, Patricia
Summary: In the year before they become the orphans known as the Boxcar children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden live with their parents at Fair Meadow Farm, where, although times are hard, they take in a family who has been stranded in their car during a blizzard.
Title: The Boxcar children beginning : the Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm / [Patricia MacLachlan ; interior illustrations by Robert Dunn].
Publisher, Date: Chicago : Albert Whitman, 2012.
Description: 119 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Families -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Country life -- Juvenile fiction.
Other Author: Dunn, Robert ill.
Other Author: Warner, Gertrude Chandler, 1890-1979
Other Title: Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm
Notes: Prequel to the Boxcar children mysteries.
Notes: Map on lining papers.
LCCN: 2011051134
ISBN: 0807566160
ISBN: 9780807566169
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: C MacLachlan