Well before I read Stieg Larsson, even before I read Mary Higgens Clark and Agatha Christie, I devoured Gertrude Chandler Warner’s The Boxcar Children. That makes it sound like I ate little Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny, but really I just loved the series. It was probably my first taste of mysteries and I couldn’t get enough of those orphaned children and their exploits.
Now the series is (sort of) being resurrected. GalleyCat reports that award-winning children’s author Patricia MacLachlan will be writing a prequel to The Boxcar Children series. The book will be published in September 2012 just in time for the 70-year anniversary of the series’ debut.
While I’m probably just a tad too old to go back to The Boxcar Children, it makes me happy to know that a new generation will be introduced to those clever kids.