Determined to stay together Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny sneak off in the middle of the night. Their father has died unexpectedly and they are concerned they will be spilt up or even worse sent off to live with their cruel grandfather. In the forest they find an abandoned box car. Here they make their home and begin a series of grand adventures. The Boxcar Children was made into the motion picture in 2014. The National Education Association named the The Box-Car Children one of its Teachers Top 100 Books for Children and School Library Journal ranked it among the all-time Top 100 Chapter Books for Children. This is a edition contains full color illustrations.