Violet Alden is the younger sister of the Boxcar Children. She is 10 years old, very shy, and doesn't like big crowds. She is a wonderfully talented girl who can paint and draw like a professional. She's also great at playing the violin. Violet loves animals, is caring to everybody, and in the books she is referred to as a great photographer. She disle book she is the one who cares for the family.She has brown hair, which is about a inc h or two below her elbows. She usually wears her hair in pig tails.