The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series #1)

The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series #1)

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Overview

One Warm Night four children stood in front of a bakery. No one knew them. No one knew where they had come from." So begins Gertrude Chandler Warner's beloved story about four orphans who run away and find shelter in an abandoned boxcar. There they manage to live all on their own, and at last, find love and security from an unexpected source. The Boxcar Children has been eagerly passed from child to child and generation to generation for more than half a century. This sixtieth anniversary edition includes a preface by Barbara Elleman, a biographical sketch of the author by Mary Ellen Ellsworth, and a collection of photographs and memorabilia. An evocative jacket painting by Linda Fennimore and original silhouettes by L. Kate Deal illustrate a family book to be treasured for years to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602705869
Publisher: Magic Wagon
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Series: Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series , #1
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About 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) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 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!
Nhritzuk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this graphic novel, the illustrations add details to the story that are not obvious in the words. I like that the narration is written in yellow square boxes while the quotations are written in white speech bubbles, as this make the sequence in which words should be read more clear cut. I can't help feeling as though the characters could have said more, as sometimes conversations seemed choppy.
Jessie_Bear on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The four Alden orphans stick together by surviving in an abandoned boxcar, making a home for themselves in the woods. This first installment of the Boxcar Children Series introduces readers to the background and foundational information about the series in a compact manner. This condensed version of the story may appeal to slightly younger readers than the original, or present fewer challenges to struggling readers, but a lot of the story details are lost within the fast pacing. Thirty-two pages, six of them being beginning or end non-text matter, simply is not enough space to convey the narrative told within this graphic novel. Characters fall flat, as nearly all their dialogue or actions convey plot points, which are amazingly intact in such a short amount of space. The illustrations panels are very navigable, with easy to interpret speech balloons and narrative asides, without too much cluttering text. As such, most of the story relies on illustrations to show the reader what is being told, with an impressive amount of detail. The color palette is initially grim and dark, but gradually brightens alongside the storyline, up to the happy ending. Like the text, the panels switch focus sharply, not letting the action live in the panels, but rather contain the action within them. This graphic novel may draw in new readers to the series, or provide added enjoyment or an alternative narration method to a beloved children¿s text. As such, it is marginally recommended to lending collections serving children ages seven to nine.
SarahClick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary:This is a story about four kids whose parents die and they do not want to live with their grandfather so they run away and look for shelter. They come across an old box car and start to make it into a home. The older boy finds work and soon his boss figures out who he is. He secretly sets them up to meet their grandfather and it turns out he is not mean and really likes the children. So they decide to live with him but miss their boxcar so he brings it to his house so they still have their old house. It is written in a graphic novel format.Personal Reaction:I loved the boxcar children books so I LOVED this graphic novel! I thought it was super cute and just like the books. I remember wishing I had my own boxcar when I was a kid.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Have children design their own boxcar and what they would put in it.2. Have children write their own graphic novel.
Glenajo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the graphic novel remake of Gertrude Chandler Warner's Boxcar Children, introducing a new generation to the story of the Aldens. This graphic novel format is only the bare bones of the story, with a lower reading level. On the positive side, it might interest another generation in the story, but at the cost of much of what makes the story so loved. Personally, I'd rather wait until a child is a better reader and introduce them to the original.
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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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
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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!!!!