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The original 1924 Gertrude Chandler Warner children's classic.

Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are four recently orphaned siblings. Not wishing to live with their hard-hearted grandfather, whom they have never met because of his disapproval of their parents' marriage, the children strike out on their own. On a cold night, the children stop at a bakery to ask for food. They are invited to stay the night, but while there, the children overhear the baker and his wife discussing a plan to keep the older children as labor while sending young Benny to an orphanage. The children escape and flee to the woods and create a home for themselves in an abandoned box-car in the forest.

Narrator Bio: Cathleen Fuller has been a Twin Cities actor and VO talent for over 30 years. Her appearances include the Guthrie Theater, Jungle Theatre, and History Theatre. Audiobooks include Murderers, Gold Citation Winner at the 2019 HearNow Festival.

Author Bio: Gertrude Chandler Warner was an American author, mainly of children's stories. She was most famous for writing the original book of The Box-Car Children.

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  • 16-02-21

Exceptional audio performance

This timeless story is beautifully read with exceptional diction and inflection by an experienced actress, Catherine Fuller. The story comes alive in her capable, pleasing voice!