The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children 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 re

  • Title: The Boxcar Children
  • Author: Shannon Eric Denton Mike Dubisch Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • ISBN: 9781453220139
  • Page: 357
  • Format: ebook
  • 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

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    About "Shannon Eric Denton Mike Dubisch Gertrude Chandler Warner"

    1. Shannon Eric Denton Mike Dubisch Gertrude Chandler Warner

      Shannon Eric Denton is a veteran storyteller and artist with credits at Cartoon Network, Warner Bros Jerry Bruckheimer Films, NBC, Disney, Sony, ToyBiz, Marvel Entertainment, Fox Kids, Paramount, CBS, Dimension Films, DC Comics and Nickelodeon.

    659 thoughts on “The Boxcar Children”

    1. When it comes to graphic novels, I have always been confused. Are they novels or are they comic books? Asking around, the only consensus that I can find is that they are pretty much comic books but produced on higher quality paper and bound like a book. That was not very helpful, so I decided to take the plunge and check it out.When it comes to content, opinions vary. You either love them or do not understand the attraction. For me, I fall into the latter category. I just do not get the appeal.T [...]


    2. Text to text - Of course this graphic novel reminded me of the original Boxcar Children book although it left out elements of the book which is to be expected when converting a existing non-visual story into the visual medium. But it also brought me back to other older series such as the Nancy Drew books because of the strong and independent younger characters. Text to Self - This graphic novel brought on quite a few nostalgic feelings for me because I LOVED the Boxcar Children when I was a kid. [...]


    3. When I saw that there was a graphic novel series of the Boxcar Children, I was immediately interested in reading a couple of them. I thought the illustrations in this series was great and drew me in as a reader, but I did not enjoy the stories as much in graphic novel form. I like the aspect of graphic novels that allows readers to feel more like the story is coming to life because the pages are filled with pictures and there are more conversations and thoughts than narrative description, but th [...]


    4. The Boxcar children was one of my favorite series as a child. I am participating in a challenge where I have to read a graphic novel and when I found this, I was quite excited! It is true to the original plus I could read it over lunch at work!


    5. This series was always one of my favorites growing up. I read quite a few out of the series, probably close to twenty or so. I decided to pick up on the first one to see where it all began. The series is about these four orphans who make a home within a box car. In the process, they find their grandfather. Throughout the series, the four children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny share several adventures, including many mysteries. At each end of the book, theres always to need to pick up the nex [...]


    6. The Boxcar Children series has been a popular one for many years. This graphic novel version of the original story is very engaging and I believe our young readers will enjoy it. The author did not change the story line or the characters. These four children, whose parents have died, are worried that their grandfather will not like them and want to split them up. So they take off on their own and find an abandoned boxcar in the woods where they live. The oldest boy goes to the nearest town to fi [...]


    7. It's great to revisit a childhood favorite and find yourself as enchanted as you remembered. A cute fun adventure.Definitely for younger ages.



    8. Title: Boxcar ChildrenAuthor: Shannon Eric DentonIllustrator: Mike DubischGenre: Graphic novelTheme(s): family, adventure, discovery.Opening line/sentence: One warm night four children stood in front of a bakery. Brief Book Summary: Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny are a family of orphans in need of a home. They travel together in search of a place to keep safe, until they find an abandoned boxcar in the woods. There they stay, while Henry works in the city for a kind Doctor who gives him money a [...]


    9. SummaryThis is a graphic novel about the Alden family children whose parents passed away and were suppose to go live with their grandfather. They were nervous that their grandfather would not like them so before ever meeting him they ran away. They would move around from place to place until eventually one day they discovered a boxcar in the woods. They all worked at making it homely and once settled in, Henry Alden would go into town to get food and look for work to make money. He began Helping [...]


    10. SummaryThe Alden children's parents have died. Running from their grandfather, who they are afraid to trust and more adults who would attempt to split them up, the orphans find an old boxcar in the woods where they decide to set up house. As they struggle to survive, the children make new friends and learn to rely on each other. This adaptation in the form of a graphic novel, based on the original Boxcar Children series, will pique the interest of children who might not normally pick up a chapte [...]


    11. Your parents are dead, and you are being sent to live with a relative you have never met. What do you do? For the boxcar kids, the only solution for them was run away! Follow these siblings through this adaptation of the original text in the form of a graphic novel and see what adventures they have while on the run. The most important find is an old red boxcar that provides them with shelter from the rain and cold. The oldest brother takes on the responsibility of breadwinner and goes to find wo [...]


    12. I’m a huge fan of graphic novels! I loved all the comic books that I used to read as a kid, but over the years I’ve gotten away from the worlds of Batman and Superman. Graphic novels are kind of like comic books, but each book usually tells a self-contained story instead of being one part in an ongoing series. Also, unlike comic books, it’s socially acceptable for a grown man to read a graphic novel in public!I had never actually read any of the “Boxcar Children” mysteries by Gertrude [...]


    13. This thirty-one page adaptation of the first book of Gertrude Chandler Warner's beloved Boxcar Children series provides an appealing visual companion to the original story, but in no way replaces the familiar narrative. As in the novel, the orphaned Alden siblings run away into the woods to prevent their youngest brother from being sent to an orphanage. They take shelter in an abandoned boxcar until an emergency drives them to find help--and discover a whole new family.Mike Dubisch's illustratio [...]


    14. 1. Genre: Junior Book/Graphic Novel2. Summary: The Alden children are orphaned and struggling to survive on their own. After encountering dishonest people, the children are forced onto the streets where they ultimately find shelter in an old box car. Go on their adventure as they meet a doctor and eventually find a place to call home.3. Critique:a. One of the greatest strengths of this title is the detailed illustrations.b. The illustrations in this book offer the reader a deeper understanding o [...]


    15. 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 [...]


    16. Volume 1 of the beloved series in graphic novel format. Each 2 page spread covers the events of 1 chapter. Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are brothers and sisters recently orphaned by the death of their parents (the cause isn't mentioned, just the fact that they have passed). Fearing their grandfather, the children try to make it on their own and adopt a red boxcar they find in the wilderness as their new home. The group does a good job taking care of themselves and Henry does odd jobs for the [...]


    17. Audience: This book would be best for late primary-intermediate grade children. Due to the nature of children being on their own and quite a bit of text, I would suggest this book for 3rd-5th grade children. Appeal: Children who like adventure and a bit of drama should enjoy this book. With the idea of children being on their own and being the ones responsible for finding their own solutions to their problems, this book should also appeal to a bit older child who sometimes feels they are a bit m [...]


    18. The Boxcar Children is a graphic novel of the first Boxcar Children book for children. I loved The Boxcar Children growing up, and would have loved them even more if these graphic novel versions of them had been around! Having such a dynamic story shown with pictures really brings the text to a whole new level for the reader.This graphic novel is a graphic novel because the pictures are split up into boxes much like a comic book, and the text is split up in boxes and dialogue bubbles inside them [...]


    19. The first Boxcar Children Graphic Novel is written on the 2nd Grade level.In 32 pages, it tells the story of the 4 Alden children -- Henry, Jessie, Benny and Violet -- who try to stay together after their parents die. There is a rich Grandfather in the background, but the children are afraid to trust him, so they try living doing odd jobs. There adventures lead them to an abandoned boxcar where they set up house. That is, until Violet becomes sick. Enter Grandfather to help save the day.I think [...]


    20. The Boxcar Children is written by Shannon Denton and illustrated by Mike Dubisch. My mom bought these books for me when I was about ten and I loved the adventures these children would always find themselves in. The graphic novel follows four siblings, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny Alden. They are orphans and are trying to find a place to call home where they can all be together. One night, during a storm, the children find an old red boxcar that keeps them warm and safe, they then decide to m [...]


    21. This book suffers from not knowing who the intended audience should be. The Boxcar Children was originally a chapter book, but this version is condensed into only 32 pages and is apparently meant for a younger audience. None of the events from the original book are left out, so the pace is very rushed, and I think that kids will have a hard time following the plot because of the quick changes and lack of explanation. The dialog is incredibly stilted - this reads like a bad early reader or book r [...]


    22. I really liked the original Boxcar books, so when I found a graphic novel had been made I thought I'd read them both and compare them. I was sadly disappointed in this version. The graphic novel seriously simplifies the story and while you get the general plot, you miss all the fun little details about the kids' ingenuity. I also really disliked how the feelings of fear, love, and pride were muted by this version. I have read much better graphic novels, so I know it wasn't the format- just the i [...]


    23. This is the first book in the series. It is about the four children: Henry, Jesse, Violet, and Benny. Both their parents had just died, and they were supposed to go live with their grandfather. They have never met their grandfather and they think he doesn't like them. They find an old boxcar and live there. Henry works for Dr. Moore. When Violet gets sick, Dr. Moore takes care of her and introduce the kids to their grandfather. They realize he is a wonderful man and they go to live with him.


    24. I was very disappointed in this graphic novel. I felt it should've been longer and gone into more detail as the original books did. I lovedThe Boxcar Children series as a child and encourage my third graders to read them. I hoped this graphic novel would be a good way to get some of my reluctant readers, but I am not sure if this would even grab their attention. There wasn't enough detail and adventure to entertain the reader and many key details were left out. Although, the graphics were great. [...]


    25. It saddens me to say this, but I did not care for this graphic novel. I loved The Boxcar Children series when I was a kid and I was excited to find out that the publisher was coming out with a graphic novel, but in the end it turned out to be a disappointment for me. I think it definitely suffered because of the short length of the graphic novel(only 32 pages) and certain parts of my favorite childhood book were sadly left out.Overall it the graphic novel was okay, but I will stick with the orig [...]


    26. 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.


    27. I have to say, I'm grateful for the conversion of childhood books into graphic novels. These have made it possible for my child, who has a reading disorder, to enjoy the same level of books as other children. This book was not my favorite of the one's we've read together, but it was ok, and my daughter loves it.


    28. A real miss. Kids may enjoy it, but the art, writing (adaptation) and story (adaptation) all leave something to be desired. If you can pick it up for a few dollars, grab it for the kids. At regular price, it's a pass. Also, graphic novel is a stretch - it's more the length of a comic. Adults will find this a poor spin-off of the original.


    29. While I was glad to see this popular series turned into a grpahic novel, I got the feeling as I was reading that this version was missing a lot of the detail, and that perhaps some of the magic of the writing got lost in translation.


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