Title: The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Rating: 4 ½ stars
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Every since I read the first The Boxcar in which we first meet Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They were running away because their parents had died and they were scared of their grandfather because they thought that he was mean. Even though The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm is just one author’s take on what their life might have been like when their parents were still alive.
I enjoyed the story even though it was different than The Boxcar Children Mysteries that I had grown to love as a child. I believe Patricia MacLachlan’s book will introduce a whole new generation to The Boxcar Children and allow their parents to take a walk down memory lane. It’s nice to see a children’s author who is writing books that are on the level and material that is geared towards their age level.
I received a copy of The Boxcar Children Beginning The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts in this review are my own. The Boxcar Children Beginning The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm releases from Albert Whitman & Company on September 1, 2012