Reviewed by Alissa C. (age 8)
I liked this book because it was fun to learn about children taking care of each other. For example, when Henry went to the store, the kids went to a dump and got dishes and washed them in the lake. They made a table out of a tree stump. I learned that when you run away it is not good because no one can find you and your parents can worry. My favorite part was when Henry got in a race and won $25. Henry won the race because he was fast and focused. First he went slowly, then faster, and then he was in the lead! I wish that there were more illustrations with more details. The best illustration is the cover because it has a lot of details and it shows what the kids looked like when they were running away. This book is the first book made of the Boxcar Children series. I would like to read all of the books and know what all the mysteries are about.
I recommend this book to 8 year olds and up and for kids that like mysteries. I also recommend this book for those who love their family.