The Boxcar Children discover that their grandfather has a sister, Aunt Jane, and that she lives on the family ranch. The kids go to visit their aunt and make an interesting discovery about Aunt Jane and her ranch.
Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch. The Aldens overturn a plot against her.
Gertrude Chandler Warner was born in 1890 in Putnam, Connecticut, where she taught school and wrote The Boxcar Children because she had often imagined how delightful it would be to live in a caboose or freight car. Encouraged by the book's success, she went on to write eighteen more stories about the Alden children.