The first animated DVD of The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, the first book in the series, is now on sale wherever DVDs are sold! The film features voice actors Joey King, Mackenzie Foy, Zachary Gordon, and Jaden Sand. Directors include Daniel Chuba and Mark A. Z. Dippé.
New York Times best-selling author Karen Hawkins writes how The Boxcar Children series is magical:
I’ve been a reader from the day I could hold a book. My mother encouraged reading by filling every bookshelf in our house with books she’d gathered from library sales and bookstore bins, both new and used. And it was on one of her packed bookshelves that I found my first Boxcar Children book.
It was a difficult time for me, as we’d just moved, and I was struggling to find friends in a small school where everyone already had a best friend. Reading was my escape from the awkwardness of being the new girl, and from the moment I opened the first page of the first Boxcar Children book, I fell madly, wildly, and crazily in love with the series. In a few weeks’ time, I’d read every single one and would reread them over and over.
There were so many things I loved about the Boxcar Children—the mystery of each story, the family interactions, the way they faced adversity together—all of it spoke to me. To this day, whenever I see a Boxcar Children book on a shelf, I smile. I smile even more when I see the books in the hands of my children. And one day, I hope to see those books in the hands of their children, too.
It takes a special series to last through generations of readers, and yet the Boxcar Children series has done just that. There is magic in those pages. Magic that lasts.
Karen will be doing a Boxcar DVD giveaway—like her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter for a chance to win a copy! And be sure to pick up her new book THE PRINCE WHO LOVED ME on sale SEPTEMBER 23! Visit her website for more information.