I have an amazing movie to share with you, The Boxcar Children! This has been a book in our homeschool library for years so my kids, especially the older ones, are familiar with the story. If you are not familiar with the story, four children whose parents recently passed away find themselves alone and on the road. They fear that their grandfather is cruel and wouldn't want them because he has never visited them when their parents were alive. They find an abandoned boxcar tucked away in the woods and work hard to make it their home. The children are polite, creative, thoughtful and it is wonderful to see how much they care for each other. I love the reconciliation in the story with the children's grandfather. This movie is full of teachable moments and a great addition to our movie library! My kids adore it and ask to watch it often.
The kids and their friends at the park.
The kids were playing with their friends at the park. They began to pick up glass all around the park and clean it in a small puddle of water they found. When I asked them what they were doing they told me that they were making the glass beautiful like the Boxcar children did with their dishes. My kids were able to see something beautiful from something most people would just pass by and in the end we were able to help clean up our local park and make it safer, a win-win!
Read more about this film and cast below. Order your own copy here and be sure the enter the giveaway!
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!
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