Albert Whitman, Children’s Book Publisher, Celebrates 70th Anniversary of The Boxcar Children Mysteries With National Contest
Win a Voice Part in the Animated Boxcar Children Film!
For seventy years, young readers and families have followed the adventures of the Alden children in The Boxcar Children Mysteries written by Gertrude Chandler Warner. Spanning more than one-hundred titles and with over fifty million copies in print, the series is one of the most popular and beloved series of all times. Release of an animated film, developed by Hammerhead Productions, is scheduled for 2013.
Award-winning children’s book publisher Albert Whitman & Company and award-winning animation studio Hammerhead Productions celebrate this auspicious and important anniversary and upcoming film release with a nation-wide contest. Young fans (ages 5-14) are encouraged to enter for a chance to win a small voice part in the animated DVD version of The Boxcar Children.
Contest submissions will be accepted now through October 31st, 2012 at 11:59 pm (central times). One winner will be selected at random from all complete entries. Click here for complete details.
The Boxcar Children Mysteries is one of the longest-running, most popular children’s series published today. Join the hundreds of thousands of young reader fans and help spread the word about this amazing, fun opportunity.
I had heard of the Boxcar Children books, but this is the first time I had ever read one. I thought they would be perfect for my 8-year-old. He despises reading of any kind, so I practically had to force him to sit down with me! He has to read 50 pages each week by Friday, and it was Thursday night so I told him I would read to him instead of making him read out loud. He threw a fit, and was whining, but after three pages, he didn’t say a word or move a muscle! When I got to page 50, I stopped mid-sentence to see if he would care and he said, “Why’d you stop!?” I told him we had already finished the 50 pages and he actually admitted that he really like the story! The next day at school for his writing assignment, he wrote a summary of the book. He remembered every last detail about the bakery, the names of the children, and how excited they were when they found the boxcar! I really enjoyed this book too and looked forward to reading it with him every night. I have a feeling that this set of 4 books will be the first of a large collection of Boxcar Children books! I would recommend these well written stories to anyone ages 7 and up!
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 set can be purchased on Amazon for an ARP of $21.99. They are perfect for ages 7 and up!
One A Mom’s Take readers will win
a Boxcar Children Books 1-4
Ends 10/26/2012 at 11:59 PM ET. Open to US Only.
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Disclosure: I received Boxcar Children Books 1-4 in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.