Four brave siblings were searching for a home – and found a life of adventure! Join the Boxcar Children as they investigate the mystery of Surprise Island in the second book in this illustrated chapter book series beloved by generations of readers. The Aldens spend the summer on Grandfather's island! Joe, the island's friendly handyman, helps them with anything they need, but as the children continue to explore their summer home, they realize there is more to the island—and to their new friend—than meets the eye. What started as a single story about the Alden Children has delighted readers for generations and sold more than 80 million books worldwide. Featuring timeless adventures, mystery, and suspense, The Boxcar Children® series continues to inspire children to learn, question, imagine, and grow.