Autographed ‘The Boxcar Children’ Holiday Gift Set {Giveaway}

There are few presents that will bring a youngster a lifetime full of pleasure than giving the gift reading. With over 100 titles and 50 million copies in print,  The Boxcar Children®  series by Gertrude Chandler has raised generations of readers — many of whom credit their love for reading to this modern classic.  Perfect to read out loud or for the independent reader, the adventures of 4 siblings surviving brilliantly on their wits and skills has proven to be timeless.

The first book in the series, originally published in 1942, introduces the reader to four children who have lost their parents at a young age and, rather than going to live with their unsavory grandfather, decide to strike out on their own.  In their travels they come across an abandoned boxcar and decide to make this their home.  Short, simple chapters and illustrated throughout, The Boxcar Children encounter adventures and unravel mysteries — all the while demonstrating practical wisdom, resourcefulness and an enduring commitment to one another.  Charming, exciting and heartwarming, this is a series that stands the test of time.  In fact, this Fall marks the 70th anniversary of The Boxcar Children and the publisher is celebrating in a big way by publishing a PREQUEL to the series by Newbery award-winning author Patricia MacLaughlan!  
One reader will win a gift box set of the first four books in the Boxcar Children’s series including The Boxcar Children, Surprise Island ,The Yellow House Mystery and Mystery Ranch AND a hardcover copy of the series prequel The Boxcar Children® Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm SIGNED by the author, Newbery award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan. The ARV for this giveaway is $48.98.  

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Giveaway ends December 1, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US and Canada only.

(Disclosure:  I am receiving a set of these books for my family but no other compensation was received.)

267 thoughts on “Autographed ‘The Boxcar Children’ Holiday Gift Set {Giveaway}”

  1. i want to win this for ME! errrr ummmm i mean, i’d love to win it for our mikayla! yeah, that’s the ticket! mikayla would love it! *bats her eyes* you believe me, don’t you???

  2. I can only do the first one but will keep my fingers crossed. This would be an awesome git for my grandson. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Love Making Time For Mommy more than you know! Great advice and you are definitely someone who “gets it”!

  4. I would love to win these for my oldest daughter. My mom had these books when she was young and then passed them on to me. They got lost somewhere throughout the years though.

  5. Alas my niece and nephew are too old for these books.
    But I am not. I loved all the books I read and would love this set!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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