MacLachlan's prequel to Gertrude Chandler Warner's series is enjoyable. Even knowing the sad "ending" to come, I would characterize it as a comfort read ... one I would go back to again. Read our full review at the Reading Tub: http://thereadingtub.com/childrens-book-reviews.php?book=THE-BOXCAR-CHILDREN-BEGINNING-by-Patricia-MacLachlan
Highest Rating of 5 Doves. Dove "Family-Approved" - For Ages 12 and Over When a mother returns to her musical roots, she rediscovers the passion of her youth and finds a way to connect with her troubled youngest son.