A Present for Grandfather (Boxcar Children Early Reader #2)

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Albert Whitman and Company, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
Benny, the youngest of the Boxcar Children, wants to buy his grandfather something extra special for his birthday, but with only one dollar, Benny carefully considers what to do until he comes up with a great idea and gets him the very best gift of all. Original.
 

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About the author (1998)

Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in Putnam, Connecticut on April 16, 1890. Due to her poor health, she never finished high school and studied with a tutor. During World War I, a shortage of teachers prompted the local school board to hire her to teach first grade, a position she held for over 30 years. She wrote the first Boxcar book in 1924, while home recuperating from an illness, but the version most people are familiar with was originally published in 1942. The Alden children became so popular that she wrote 19 adventures about them including Surprise Island, Mystery Ranch, and Snowbound Mystery. She died at age 89 August 29, 1979, but the Boxcar Children are still being written about by a team of writers faithful to her vision.

Daniel Mark Duffy is a published author and an illustrator of children's books and young adult books.

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