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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boxcar Children DVD review & GIVEAWAY


Our family got to review the new Boxcar Children DVD!  Remember the Boxcar Children books?  We have a whole bunch of them.  Now there's a movie!  You can order your copy today through Walmart or Amazon, or you can enter to win the DVD below!


We enjoyed this movie!  It's Dove approved for all ages, and there's nothing in it that I wouldn't want my kids to see.  As the adult, there were a couple parts that were "predictable," but the kids didn't guess what was coming.

The four children in the movie were orphaned, and had nowhere to live.  They try staying at a bakery, but they overhear the wife making plans to send the youngest off to the orphanage and have the older ones work for them.  So the kids take off.  Through rain and dark and adversity, they eventually find themselves in the wooded countryside, where they happen upon an old boxcar that is sitting on an unused rail line.  This becomes their home, and they do an admirable job of fixing it up and living off the land.

The older brother gets a job in town, and is able to provide for the little family's needs... until the younger sister gets sick.  They take her to the doctor, and this becomes the beginning of the end of their boxcar days.

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), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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86 comments:

  1. Yes, we are big fans around here! What a great giveaway!

    Amy

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Haven't seen a comment from you in a while! :) Hope you're doing well.

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  2. We love the Boxcar Children around here and can't wait to see the movie! :)

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    1. It was very sweet, I think you'll like it.

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  3. I heard there was a movie in the works. Can't wait to see it. :)
    Danette

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    1. If you don't win, you're welcome to borrow mine.

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  4. We are doing a big ol study on one this year :) Would love that dvd :)

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    1. Cool! Who's the study through? Is it a lapbook?

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  5. How fun! We just got a set of the books and the kids have loved them, would love to see the DVD!

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  6. Two of my children have read ALL of the Boxcar Children books!

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    1. My big kids read all of them. My younger ones haven't read as many.

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  7. Yes! I was just trying to get my 3rd child to start reading them. The video looks really fun.

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    1. This would be a great way to jump start their interest! :)

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  8. My girls would love! I had no idea they had a movie! How wonderful---Faithful Grace

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    1. It's nice to see family friendly films come out, isn't it? :)

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  9. All 3 children have spent hours reading these books.

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  10. Such a fun giveaway. We've gone through the Boxcar Children phase 3 times around here (4 if you count my phase before kids!).

    We had a big book sale today for our homeschool group and passed on the series and extra books to several NEW readers.

    I'd love to have a copy of the animated DVD to show as part of a book club.

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    1. Isn't it fun to see your younger kids enjoy some of the same things the older ones did? :) We have quite a few here, waiting for the next reader to grow into them.

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  11. Boxcar Children has a special place in my heart. It was our very first read aloud book in our very first year home schooling!

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  12. I absolutely LOVED the boxcar children books growing up! I so have all my books! Would love to win this and use the movie to introduce my daughter to the series.

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    1. What a neat idea! :) That would be perfect!

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  13. Just read our first one a few weeks ago using a Veritas Apress a Lit. Guide!

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    1. Perfect timing, eh? :) Someone else mentioned using them in school, so I wondered if there was a lapbook or something out for them.

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  14. My two sons and I are big boxcar children fans! So excited that a DVD is coming out!

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  15. Yes, my daughter loved these books when she was young.

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    1. Everybody seems to have loved them. I haven't heard one negative thing about them.

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  16. My kids just started reading the series!

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  17. I am familiar but haven't read any yet. But we are looking forward in getting started.

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    1. Maybe the movie will inspire you guys to dive into the books. :)

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  18. My son and I are reading Boxcar Children right now as a part of his Homeschool.

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    1. So the DVD would be a great fit for you! :) Good luck!

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  19. I don't remember reading the books when I was a kid. I guess I need to check them out at the library.

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    1. I haven't read them, either, but Zach loved them so much, and was such a voracious reader, that we picked up a ton of them second hand. The other kids have benefitted from his obsession. :)

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  20. Yes! I loved reading them growing up.

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  21. I enjoyed reading them as a child and would love to share them with my family.

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    1. It's fun to pass down the things that were special to us as kids, isn't it? It always warmed my heart to see my girls reading Nancy Drew books, since those were my favorite when I was young.

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  22. Yes, my kids read the books and now I have grandkids.

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    1. :) Such fun to pass things down through the generations. I have books that my grandmother saved from when my dad was a kid, and I treasure them.

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  23. My kids have really enjoyed this series! There are so many that it's fun for them to keep reading!

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    1. Yes. I think it's easier for kids to get into a series that they like than it is to pick up a single book that they may or may not like. If they've read one of a series, they already know what to expect. I often finish a book and want to find something else by the same author because I like the way they write. :)

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  24. I enjoyed the books when I was younger and would love to share this with my daughter

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  25. Yes. I read these books when I was a child

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  26. I've heard of the Boxcar Children books but haven't read any ...yet. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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    1. This would be the perfect introduction to the stories.

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  27. Yes, I read them as a child and look forward to sharing them with my kids. This looks like a really good DVD.

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  28. Yes, we love them!!
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  29. We like the boxcar children books so much! We can't wait to see the movie!

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  30. I used to read the Boxcar Children as a child.

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    1. I missed out on these as a kid, but my kids sure like them.

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  31. i have heard of the boxcar books but have not read any yet

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    1. I'm sure the DVD will whet your appetite for more of the stories. :)

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  32. Yes, I am familiar with the Boxcar Children and would like to share the experience with my grand kids.

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    1. :) Your avatar is adorable. Thanks for entering.

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  33. I am familiar with them:) I read them as a child and loved them!!
    anne

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    1. It's such fun when something from childhood comes back around again, isn't it? :)

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  34. Of course, we know the Boxcar CHildren books - they're a classic.

    Nancy
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    1. I'm not sure how I missed out on them as a kid. I read a lot of Nancy Drew.

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  35. Yes, I remember the Boxcar Children from childhood! glindathegood@bellsouth.net

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  36. I haven't seen them before, but I can tell it would make a perfect gift for my friends young children :)

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  37. I loved the Boxcar Children books growing and I actually have the whole set my grandchildren read

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    1. Wow, that's great! We have a couple dozen of them, but I know we don't have them all.

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  38. The Boxcar Children was the first book series to have an impact on me as a child. I saved my old collection which I am not enjoying again with my three little ones. I honestly thing it inspired a life long love for reading!

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  39. Yes! I loved them and now my 7 year old loves them.

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    1. :) I haven't tried letting my 7 year old read them yet. She got a chapter book for her birthday, but she doesn't have the fluency yet to remember what she just read because she's still decoding each word.

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    1. Perfect opportunity to get hooked on the characters. :)

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