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

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

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by Gertrude Chandler Warner, Mike Dubisch
     
 

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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.  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

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:
02/01/2009
Series:
Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series, #1
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.07(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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.
READER BIO:
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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The Boxcar Children: The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series #1 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but not amazing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awsome book i would love to be in the book(:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books will never get old! They are so cute!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Love this book for my little girl. It was the first book I ever read.
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I like this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the regular kind of book and it was pretty good. I like the other books too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is one of the best books ive read in my entire life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"This is a great book!"I give it five stars!
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Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate this book so much I don't even want to look at it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The middle was okay but i thouht it ws gng to b a climx
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg i love the real series now its in comixs how cool
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The text is sooooo small and you can't tell untell you read the normal book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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