Do you remember reading The Boxcar Children series as a kid? I sure do – I think I read every single book, and now I’m so happy that my son is going through the series, too. Who doesn’t love a good mystery?!
Now you and your kids can see The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island on the big screen as part of a special after-school event on Tuesday, May 8. The film is based on one of the books from the beloved series by Gertrude Chandler Warner and is family-friendly for all ages, with a recommendation for kids 3-13. With hundreds of theaters across the nation booked, there will likely be a theater near you offering up the film.
This is the only day this movie will be available on the big screen, so you’ll want to get your tickets in advance HERE to make sure you don’t miss it! This exciting after-school event will offer moviegoers an exclusive introduction with actor Griffin Gluck and director Dan Chuba explaining the process of adapting the book to film, and the process of animating.
Check out the official movie trailer:
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND, the highly-anticipated movie adaptation of the popular children’s book of the same name, stars Martin Sheen as James Alden, J.K. Simmons as Dr. Moore, Dane DeHaan as the mysterious Joe, Joey King as Jessie Alden, Carter Sand as Benny Alden, Gil Birmingham as Lonan Browning, Griffin Gluck as Henry Alden, Stephen Stanton as Captain Daniel and Talitha Bateman as Violet.
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND follows the adventures of the orphaned Boxcar Children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island. There they meet Joe, who is friendly and helpful, and inexplicably living on their island. Does their new friend have a secret?
While you’re waiting for this special event, check out some free bookmark and recipe printables! Try Jessie’s delicious clam chowder recipe yourself and print your own bookmark to keep your place in the book as you get ready to see it on the big screen.
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will receive a 3-book set from The Boxcar Children – Guide to Adventure, Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children and the novel Surprise Island, on which the film is based. To enter, complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 5/14/18. Good luck!
The Boxcar Children Book Set Giveaway
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Laura is a former high school English teacher turned avid deal shopper following the birth of her first child. Now she’s a work-from-home mom of six which keeps her plenty busy! On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
Jessica Whitehouse says
I have never read this series of books- but I think my older son would enjoy it.
Christal M says
These books were so fun to read as a kid
Kerry P says
My favorite is probably Jessica. I’d love to have my grandchildren enjoying these books, as I have.
Meredith Brooks says
I would gift this set to my little cousins if I won. Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Diana Haggerty says
Jessie is my favorite and I would love this for my grandkids!! Ty for the chance
Wanda Banks says
Violet is my favorite character. I will use them in my classroom.
This would be for Anna!
My kids would get this
Benny is my favorite! I’d give this set to my son.
Stephanie Liske says
Its been so long since I’ve read these. I cannot remember any of the names, but do remember I really liked to read them. My kids would enjoy them.