The Boxcar Children: The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels [NOOK Book]

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Henry, Jesse, Violet, and Benny Alden are brothers and sisters—and they’re orphans. The only way they can stay together is to make it on their own. One night, during a storm, the children find an old red boxcar that keeps them warm and safe. They decide to make it their home. This is just the beginning of their graphic novel adventures as the Boxcar Children!
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Overview

Henry, Jesse, Violet, and Benny Alden are brothers and sisters—and they’re orphans. The only way they can stay together is to make it on their own. One night, during a storm, the children find an old red boxcar that keeps them warm and safe. They decide to make it their home. This is just the beginning of their graphic novel adventures as the Boxcar Children!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453220139
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Series: Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 74,175
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

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The Boxcar Children


By Shannon Eric Denton, Stephanie Hedlund, Mike Dubisch

OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED MEDIA

Copyright © 2009 Abdo Consulting Group, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-4532-2013-9



CHAPTER 1

THE FOUR HUNGRY CHILDREN

One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew where they had come from.

Their parents had died. They had a grandfather they'd never met, but they didn't want to live with him. They were afraid he didn't like them.

I want three leaves of bread, please.

Will you let us stay for the night? Tomorrow we can help you wash the dishes.

You may stay here tonight.

Now the woman liked this. She did not like to wash dishes.

Delicious!

Later that evening ...

Shh.

I'll keep the three older children. But the little boy must go to the Children's Home. He is too little.

Very well. Tomorrow I'll take him away.

Henry! Let's run away from here!

We'll never let Benny go to a children's home. We must get as far away as we can tonight.


NIGHT IS TURNED INTO DAY

The Aldens walked down the road as fast as they could.

They walked and walked for a long time. Then the sun began to come up.

That looks good, Violet. What a big haystack!

Look over there!

The children were so tired they went right to sleep. They slept all day, and it was night again when they woke up.

Oh Jessie, I'm hungry. I want something to eat.

Good old Benny. We'll have supper.

Jessie took out a loaf of bread and cut it into four pieces. It was soon gone.

The children heard a horse and car coming up the road. They hid behind some bushes.

I wonder where those children went. I don't think they could walk as far as Silver City.

Let's look a little while longer.

The children knew that the baker would not find them. They walked in the opposite direction until two o'clock in the morning ...

I wonder how far it is to Silver City.

This road goes into the woods. We can sleep there!

The wind began to blow. There was lightning and thunder, but the children did not hear it. They were all fast asleep.

As Henry made beds out of pine needles, Jessie looked around.

It looks like rain. The moon has gone behind the clouds.


A NEW HOME IN THE WOODS

It was morning, but the sun was covered by clouds. Jessie was looking for a place to get out of the rain. She saw an old boxcar.

What a good house that will be in the rain!

Hurry! Hurry! I've found a good place!

Well soon be there! It's not far. When we get there, you must help me open the door.

It's beginning to rain.

Wow.

They were just in time. The children could hear the rain on the top of the boxcar. but no rain came in.

What a beautiful place!

Henry! Let's live here! This boxcar is a fine little house.

We'll stay here today anyway.

I want some milk.

I'll go to the next town and get some.

Before Henry came back, Jessie heard a noise. Something was in the woods!


HENRY HAS TWO SURPRISES

It was a dog. It hopped along on three legs, crying softly and holding up a front paw.

You poor dog! There's a big thorn in your foot.

Jessie began to pull out the thorn. It was long. She pulled and pulled, and at last the thorn came out.

For a while, Jessie watched Benny and Violet picking blueberries.

Most of Benny's blueberries are going into his mouth!


(Continues...)

Excerpted from The Boxcar Children by Shannon Eric Denton, Stephanie Hedlund, Mike Dubisch. Copyright © 2009 Abdo Consulting Group, Inc.. Excerpted by permission of OPEN ROAD INTEGRATED MEDIA.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Contents

The Four Hungry Children,
Night Is Turned into Day,
A New Home in the Woods,
Henry Has Two Surprises,
The Explorers Find Treasure,
A Big Meal from Little Onions,
Fun in the Cherry Orchard,
Henry and the Free-for-All,
The Doctor Takes a Hand,
James Henry and Henry James,
A New Home for the Boxcar,

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  • Posted November 25, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    The Boxcar Children is a story that will stay with the reader for years!

    I read this book as a child - only the first in the series - but it has been a favorite book for 40 years plus now! It delightfully engages the reader's imagination and holds you captive till the outcome. It was a must read for my children and they equally loved it. We highly recommend it.

    38 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2009

    classic

    this is a classic and still one of my most favorite kids books i have ever read. i have never read the rest of the series. if you have never read this one, you should. it is a great story!

    22 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    myOWNperson55

    Dear reader, If you are asking yourself " should I really buy this book?", don't hesitate... buy it! It has excitement, adventure, and it's original. But, it is a pretty, short book. But it is very cheap too. What is it... 4 bucks? You make the decision yourself but I recommend you read it A NOTE FROM ME: Be you! Express YOUR inner character and find ways You can change the world! P.S. If you like my reviews( which have special "feel good" quotes) go to Nancy Drew books. I write reviews there.

    19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2012

    Good book

    I loved these books as a child and now i'm reading them as an adult.

    15 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2012

    Boxcat children

    This is really amazing book.I could not stop reading it.

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Awesome

    One of the best books iv ever read, and i have read lots of books. It was sooooooooooooooooooo good. Im gald he leant me that book!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children is a great book. My sister hates to read, but she likes these books.

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2009

    Great!

    Great! Wonderful read!

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Awsome

    It is like they went back in time for this. The rest are more modern.

    8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    So good i cant even put it into words...kinda

    I have literley read this 12 times it is so good

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Hey I

    I love these books there awesome:)

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    They should make these books into a MOVIE!!

    I remember my sister and I reading these books when we were younger... I loved the adventure in it. I hope they make these books into a movie!! I would be thrilled to see this on the big screen!!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Awesome

    I like all the adventure

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Buddha

    This book was amazing! It was so real!!! I read it in one day. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!!! Please consider this affordable and wonderful book by my favorite childrens author.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Aweome book... one of my favorites

    Anyone who wants a good read should try this. Is not too expensive or to long, would recommend age 7-10/11 maybe. It's hard to keep track of all the books though, there are so many. Hope this helps!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Love This book

    If you like a good mystery yoy will LOVE The Boxcar Children i love it soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much thanks Merissa

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    it was a great book

    its good because there are these 4 children that go on an adventure .
    there always trying to solve a mystery .

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2011

    Always good!

    I still love the boxcar children and will never forget what they mean to me. A must read for any young child, don't doubt this quartet of children and teir dog, they are alwats ready for adventure! -Teenreviews

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    The best mystery book The best mystery series ever.

    You should really read this book. It shows a lot of detail surprises. It may seem like its not but it really is a fantastic book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2008

    Boxcar children

    Iloved the book. I am a big mystery fan. My first grade teacher read them to us. And since I have been reading them.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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