Giveaway info at the end of post.
ABOUT THE BOXCAR CHILDREN
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home.
Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret – until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.
Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s best-selling classic!
Melody (age 7)
What the DVD is about: It was about them finding a place to sleep because they were running away from their grandfather. They thought he was mean, but he wasn’t.
Like: I like the characters. I like that it is like the book, and it was exciting too! It was all exciting!
Dislike: I don’t not like anything.
Emily (age 5)
What the DVD is about: The DVD is about them wanting to find a new house.
Like: I like when grandpa gave them a new house and they can share the house and be a family. I like when they made the boxcar into a house.
Dislike: I didn’t like when they all slipped on the mud.
Recommend: I recommend this to my friends Ashlyn and Jadyn because they will like when the children go and find a new house.
Notes from Melody and Emily’s mom:
If you read The Boxcar Children as a young child, you will know that you are in for a treat with this new Collector’s Edition of The Boxcar Children DVD. The movie is not an exact re-telling of the first book in the series, but gives viewers an idea of how the adventures of the Boxcar Children all started. I love the animation and the music in this DVD. From it’s original publication in 1924 to today’s latest book and now DVD, Gertrude Chandler Warner’s story of four siblings live on. Melody started reading The Boxcar Children books when she was about 4 years old, and have loved each and every book she read, even checking them out from the library multiple times and reading them over and over again. She was really excited about getting to watch the movie. I wasn’t sure Emily would understand the storyline, but she loved it too! We’re not huge movie-watchers, but the girls have watched this DVD four times in the last month, choosing it over their beloved PBS Kids shows. This Collector’s Edition is also packed with fun special features:
- The Boxcar Children e-book preview
- The Boxcar Children Guide to Adventure e-book preview
- Printable Town Map
- Official Soundtrack
- About the Author/Museum Featurette
- Downloadable Activity Kit
- Stills Gallery
One lucky reader will receive a copy of The Boxar Children DVD. Giveaway ends Thursday, August 28th. (Giveaway open to US residents ONLY. If you have been a winner of one of our giveaways in the last 30 days, you are not eligible for this giveaway.)
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