Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Flyby Review: The Boxcar Children DVD

I remember my second-grade teacher reading The Boxcar Children to our class, and the book series is now one of my children's favorites.  The delightful story tells of four siblings who have been orphaned, and their only living relative is their grandfather.  The problem is, they believe their grandfather is a mean man who does not like them and who never came to visit them.  Not wanting to be split apart from each other and sent to homes, they strive to make it on their own.  They find a deserted railroad boxcar and set about making it their home.  But what will they do when their sister Violet gets sick?

We were delighted to receive The Boxcar Children on DVD from Flyby Promotions!  The Collector's Edition did a good job of relaying the old favorite in video form.  I would recommend the DVD for children up through age 9.  My youngest son (age 8) absolutely loved the retelling, the animation, and everything about the DVD.  My older daughters liked the story but felt the animation was a bit childish and would have preferred a live-action version of the story.

If you have young children, I highly recommend The Boxcar Children on DVD.  If this is not already one of your favorite stories, use the DVD to introduce the series, then continue reading the adventures of the Boxcar Children!

Flyby Promotions is also letting me give away a copy of The Boxcar Children DVD to one of my lucky readers!  If you would like to win, leave a comment here or on my Facebook page!  Drawing will be held Tuesday, August 26.

Happy Watching!

About the Film
Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.

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

Preorder at Walmart:  http://www.walmart.com/ip/38107477  

"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.

 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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