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The Boxcar Children


A booklist for: The Boxcar Children
Production dates: October 28 – November 6, 2016

This is a booklist created by Gere Branch library staff to accompany the stage production of The Boxcar Children at Gere’s neighbor, The Lincoln Community Playhouse.

The Boxcar Children is a stage play for a mixed adult/youth cast by Barbara Field, adapted from the popular series of children’s novels by Gertrude Chandler Warner. The first of the Boxcar Children novels was published in 1924, and over several different eras has reached over 150 titles. Field’s stage version was first produced in 1999. Generations of young readers have cherished the spirited Depression-era adventures of The Boxcar Children, and now the Alden children’s story comes to life on stage. Orphaned and in danger of being sent to different foster homes, the four siblings run away and make their home in an abandoned railroad boxcar. Pursued by the authorities and a mysterious stranger, the children discover the rewards and perils of life on the run, as well as the joy of keeping their family together.

Beginning Chapter Books

book coverCam Jansen and the School Play Mystery
by David Adler [jC Adler]

book coverThe Mysterious Cases of Mr. Pin
by Mary Elise Monsell [jC Monsell]

book coverBatman: Robin’s First Flight
by Robert Greenberger [jC Greenberger]

book coverOrp and the FBI
by Suzy Kline [jC Kline]

Chapter Books

book coverTwo Crafty Criminals
by Philip Pullman [j Pullman]

book coverIs Anybody There?
by Eve Bunting [j Bunting]

book coverThe Eyes of the Amaryllis
by Natalie Babbitt [j Babbitt]

book coverLittle Wolf: Forest Detective
by Ian Whybrow [j Whybrow]

Real Mysteries

book coverThe Mary Celeste
by Jane Yolen [j910.45 Yol]

book coverThe Mystery of the Roanoke Colony
by Xavier Niz [j975.617 Niz]

book coverUnsolved Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle
by Aaron L. Rudolph [j001.94 Rud]

book coverAmelia Lost
by Candace Fleming [j Biography Earhart]

Created in partnership with the Lincoln Community Playhouse by ka/Gere Branch Oct 2016 | Modified for use on BookGuide by sdc/bmpl