The Boxcar Children: The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series #1

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Henry, Jessie, 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.

Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar, until they are found by their grandfather. Includes a biography and photographs of the author.

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Overview


Henry, Jessie, 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.

Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar, until they are found by their grandfather. Includes a biography and photographs of the author.

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Even today, Gertrude Chandler Warner's classic Depression-era story of Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden -- four hungry children who transform an abandoned boxcar into a home -- fascinates us because, regardless of age, we all long to be on our own. This 60th Anniversary Edition of Warner's classic sports a bright new cover and many new features but retains L. Kate Deal's original silhouettes.
Publishers Weekly
Children's NOTES Boxcar Children Redux Two titles mark a landmark anniversary of a classic series. The first, The Boxcar Children 60th Anniversary Edition by Gertrude Chandler Warner, illus. by L. Kate Deal, contains the original text, with an introduction by Barbara Elleman, as well as a brief biography of the author, b&w photos and "An Open Letter to Children Who Ask How I Happened to Write The Boxcar Children," all contained in a handsomely designed volume. (Sept) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Lauri Berkenkamp
In this graphic novelization of the first book in the beloved "Boxcar Children" series, the Alden children struggle to find food, shelter, and a way to stay together. Orphaned and homeless, the four siblings find an abandoned boxcar in the woods and decide to make it their home. Their eldest brother, Henry, finds work at a doctor's house to support his brother Benny and sisters, Jessie and Violet, all the while keeping their existence a secret from his employer. The family is happy together in their boxcar in the woods, until Violet becomes very ill. The doctor discovers the children are the missing grandchildren of the very rich Mr. Alden. The doctor introduces the children to their grandfather, and the family is whole once again. This adaptation of the full-length chapter book to graphic novel may appeal to reluctant readers, but the plot is cut to the bone, illustrations are poorly rendered, and the children are difficult to tell apart. The benefit this book might offer is to introduce young readers to the series and inspire them to read the full-length chapter books, but on its own is a poor substitute for the real thing. Reviewer: Lauri Berkenkamp
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5–While adult fans of the original series, which began in 1942, might be interested in seeing their favorite characters in a new format, these books fall short of expectations. In all three titles, the art feels stiff and awkward–the characters’ faces are undeveloped and indistinct, making them difficult to connect with. The text, rather than the images, moves the action along, flattening the excitement of the Alden kids’ discoveries and making even the dramatic moments when the mysteries are revealed seem clunky and anticlimactic.–Lauren Anduri, Brooklyn Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807528679
  • Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series, #1
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 159,982
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.07 (d)

Meet the Author

Gertrude Chandler Warner, a teacher, wrote bookss that were both easy and fun to read. This story, like the other 18 in the now-classic Boxcar Children series, which has sold over 3 million copies in paperback, features children solving problems and acting responsibly without the supervision of adults. Gertrude Chandler Warner was a lifelong resident of Putman, Connecticut, until her death in 1979 at the age of 89.
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Phyllis Newman began her career as a child entertainer in vaudeville. She later gained recognition as a gifted entertainer in many Broadway productions, earning a Tony Award for her role in Subways Are For Sleeping. Phyllis also appears on television series wuch as One Life To Live and "thirtysomething".
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    The boxcar children

    It realy is a classic. The books are fantastic for boys and girls of all ages. Each story has its own personal touch. I realy recomend them.-a big fan

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Awful

    Ugh it was not good at all. I'm sorry but it was a waste of my money. The text is too small and the writing's so simple. Do not buy this!!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Sidra

    Awsome book i would love to be in the book(:

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    Lizzy: a future author

    These books will never get old! They are so cute!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    Print is tiny!

    My 5yr old is disappointed and so am I.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2014

    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no

    I hate this book so much I don't even want to look at it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    6-10

    The middle was okay but i thouht it ws gng to b a climx

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Awesome

    Good but not amazing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    I bought a few of these from Ebay.  The boys in my third grade s

    I bought a few of these from Ebay.  The boys in my third grade student teaching class love them.  If you are a third grade teacher these are a must have.  They capture the essence of the original series while making the stories accessible  and exciting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Bri1977

    Love this book for my little girl. It was the first book I ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    To marie

    Im good wats yo nook email i add u as a nook friend and yo first and last name

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Good book

    I like this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    To James and zlauren

    Do u gise do otr people as well

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Cool

    I've read the regular kind of book and it was pretty good. I like the other books too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Boooooooooooo!

    The text is sooooo small and you can't tell untell you read the normal book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    A AWESOME BOOK

    It is one of the best books ive read in my entire life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2012

    better in graphic novels

    These books are much better in graphic novels.....maybe thats just me though. The drawings are not manga.....but thats okay.....i love manga so sorry if i rated thiz a little low. I prefer graphic novels in manga sorry.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Great book!

    "This is a great book!"I give it five stars!

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