Thursday, August 14, 2014

DVD Review and Giveaway: The Boxcar Children

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from Propeller Consulting, LLC, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


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And now for a lovely movie, based on a kids book series written by former first-grade school teacher, Gertrude Chandler Warner, and originally published in 1924 (and later reissued in 1942). The series includes over 100 titles, and is aimed at readers in grades 2-6.


The Boxcar Children  dvd cover

Movie Synopsis:

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.

About the Cast
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!

Review:

Miss Grace's teacher had read the class one of the Boxcar Kids books at the end of last school year, so she was very excited when the video came in the mail! In fact, it was the first time in 2 weeks that she was willing to sit by HERSELF and watch the whole movie, without needing to be otherwise occupied! It held her attention all the way through, and she delighted in coming and telling me ALL about the movie, and how it tied in with the book the teacher had read them! Having never read the series myself, I was pretty impressed with what she took away from the movie! I also heard her telling other people about the dvd when we were in the bookstore a few days later, looking for the books! She highly recommends the movie as a great family night movie!


Purchase:

Order at Walmart, for only $12! 


Giveaway:

One lucky BTHM reader will win their own copy of this DVD for their family!

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

7 comments:

  1. I never did read this series. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. No I did not read this series when I was a child.

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  3. I did not read this series as a child but we are reading this together this year in our homeschool.

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  4. I have not read this series, but one of my granddaughters has read a book or two and she loved it, I think it would be fun to see how these kids convert a boxcar into a home and how they deal with their problems.

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  5. I don't think I read these books as a child.

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