The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner was the first series I read in its entirety after leaving the safety of the library's picture book area. And this was definitely the 1970s cover I remember. [The Wayback Machine: The Boxcar Children]
<3 A drummer with endurance to play an hours long performance, with long boho hair, a hot beard, wearing only shorts? I am in serious, serious trouble now. I don't even care that he's wearing athletic socks. Artimus Pyle, drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd.