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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Boxcar Children & Giveaway


There are few presents that will bring a youngster a lifetime full of pleasure than giving the gift reading. With over 100 titles and 50 million copies in print, The Boxcar Children® series by Gertrude Chandler has raised generations of readers -- many of whom credit their love for reading to this modern classic. Perfect to read out loud or for the independent reader, the adventures of 4 siblings surviving brilliantly on their wits and skills has proven to be timeless.

The first book in the series, originally published in 1942, introduces the reader to four children who have lost their parents at a young age and, rather than going to live with their unsavory grandfather, decide to strike out on their own. In their travels they come across an abandoned boxcar and decide to make this their home.


Short, simple chapters and illustrated throughout, The Boxcar Children encounter adventures and unravel mysteries -- all the while demonstrating practical wisdom, resourcefulness and an enduring commitment to one another. Charming, exciting and heartwarming, this is a series that stands the test of time. In fact, this Fall marks the 70th anniversary of The Boxcar Children and the publisher is celebrating in a big way by publishing a PREQUEL to the series by Newberry award-winning author Patricia MacLaughlan!



Make sure to head over to the The Boxcar Children website to check out some fun activity sheets, a series checklist, activity guides, and much more!

Buy It: You can purchase all Boxcar Children book from The Boxcar Children website.

Win It: The Boxcar Children is generously offering (1) Gift box Set (of the first four books in the series including The Boxcar Children, Surprise Island ,The Yellow House Mystery and Mystery Ranch) AND a hardcover copy of the series prequel The Boxcar Children® Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm (SIGNED by the author, Newbery award-winning author Patricia MacLachlan) to a lucky winner!


Enter here for a chance to win:
(1) Boxcar Children Gift Set (4 books) & Hardcover Prequel (The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm signed by Author)
(Worth $48.98!!!)
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* Thank you to The Boxcar Children for their books for review! Disclosure - This book was given for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*

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