Flashback Summer goes all the way back to 1942 to read The Boxcar Children
and The Mystery of the Purple Pool (Boxcar Children Mystery #38)
by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Kait has returned from her Comet pilgrimage, and we were also joined by Katie Schenkel
), writer of Moonlighters,
to unpack the biggest mysteries of all: why the Boxcar Children made homelessness seem to appealing, and why their boxcar past equipped these extremely well-behaved children with detective skills. Pour yourself a glass of milk in your favorite pink cup and listen now!
Readers advisory: Here.
Footnotes: “The Boxcar Children” and the Spirit of Capitalism by Jia Tolentino
Candy pairing: Kait says Werther’s Originals, Katie says satellite wafers or candy cigarettes, Renata says bread.
Coming up next: The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney.
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