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

Four orphaned children run away and live in a boxcar, until they are ...

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

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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!

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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Editorial Reviews

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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: 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: 96,271
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

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


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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  • 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 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 July 5, 2013

    Bri1977

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

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    Posted March 9, 2013

    To marie

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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

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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 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.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Omg

    Omg i love the real series now its in comixs how cool

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