Tuesday, April 16, 2013
On this day in 1890, Gertrude Chandler Warner, author of The Boxcar Children series, was born in Putnam, Connecticut. During WWI, she began teaching elementary school there in response to the teacher shortage. Over the course of her long career, she inspired hundreds of students and created stories to entertain them. One of them was the classic story about four children who lived in a boxcar … 

On this day in 1890, Gertrude Chandler Warner,¬†author of The Boxcar Children series, was born in Putnam, Connecticut. During WWI, she began teaching elementary school there in response to the teacher shortage. Over the course of her long career, she inspired hundreds of students and created stories to entertain them. One of them was the classic story about four children who lived in a boxcar …¬†

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