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Gertrude Chandler Warner
Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut, on April 16, 1890, to Edgar and Jane Warner. Her family included a sister, Frances, and a brother, John. From the age of five, she dreamed of becoming an author. She wrote stories for her Grandfather Carpenter, and each Christmas she gave... show more



Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut, on April 16, 1890, to Edgar and Jane Warner. Her family included a sister, Frances, and a brother, John. From the age of five, she dreamed of becoming an author. She wrote stories for her Grandfather Carpenter, and each Christmas she gave him one of these stories as a gift. Today, Ms. Warner is best remembered as the author of The Boxcar Children Mysteries.

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Birth date: April 16, 1890
Died: August 30, 1979
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If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 2 months ago
Title: Mystery RanchAuthor: Gertrude Chandler WarnerSeries: The Boxcar Children, 4Format: ebookLength: 99 pagesRating: 3 stars Synopsis: Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch. The Aldens overturn a plot against her. Mini-review: So I found that, embarrassingly, I've accidentally been rea...
If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 3 months ago
Title: The Yellow House MysteryAuthor: Gertrude Chandler WarnerSeries: The Boxcar Children, 3Format: ebookLength: N/ARating: 3 stars Synopsis: The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny. Mini-review: Maybe it's just because the times have changed but these characters seem to be writ...
If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 4 months ago
Title: Surprise IslandAuthor: Gertrude Chandler WarnerSeries: The Boxcar Children, 2Format: ebookLength: 229 pages (iPhone)Rating: 3 stars Synopsis: Summer vacation on an almost private island gives the Aldens a challenge. Mini-review: Cute book. Benny kind of annoys me. I liked the new characte...
If This Bookworm Has Offended
If This Bookworm Has Offended rated it 4 months ago
Title: The Boxcar ChildrenAuthor: Gertrude Chandler WarnerSeries: The Boxcar Children #1Format: paperbackLength: 160 pages Synopsis: 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. Favourite character: Al...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 2 years ago
If I were a fan when Warner was first publishing the series I think I would have been disappointed with this ending. The mystery is OK, some parts are pretty easy to guess, but some of the mystery is pretty subtle. But there's no resolution with the characters. It's just like any other Boxcar Childr...
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