book cover of The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm

The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm

(2012)
(A book in the Boxcar Children Mysteries series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Patricia MacLachlan's The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm

Hardback Editions

September 2012 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)
Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
ISBN: 0-8075-6616-0 / 978-0-8075-6616-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)
Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
ISBN: 0-8075-6617-9 / 978-0-8075-6617-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: INDPB
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Boxcar Children Beginning (Library Edition): The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)
Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
ISBN: 1-60981-655-2 / 978-1-60981-655-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2012 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)
Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
ISBN: 1-61375-308-X / 978-1-61375-308-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2012 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm
Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm
Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm (The Boxcar Children Mysteries)
Author(s): Patricia MacLachlan
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU