|Cabin remains similar to the cabin we used as children, in|
Delaware County, East of Manchester and just one mile south of
Masonville, Iowa; on old highway 20.
Even today, I would love to have this space to myself -- perhaps as an office. Wouldn't that be so much fun? Children who want the joy of having a space (a REAL space) for themselves still revel in reading The Box Car books -- the series, now expanded, are still being published and Putnam, CT the home town of Gertrude Chandler Warner has established a museum in recognition of the books and their continuing appeal to readers.
Check out more information about the museum and the books by following these links.
And in the fall of 2012, readers will get a chance to find out about the life the four children lived before becoming the Box Car Children. In a book by Patricia MacLachlan, The Boxcar Children® Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm, readers will meet "Mama" and the family living on Fair Meadow Farm. Read all about the prequel.
Booklist of secret places to come: (please check back)