The Boxcar Children Great Adventure
“For 75 years, the Boxcar Children have created happy reading memories for generations of children around the world.”
I am pretty sure that your parents read The Boxcar Children as a child and perhaps even your parents’ parents. This was a delightful classic picked for exploration this week by Elaina.
“The Boxcar Children tells the story of four orphaned children, Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny. They create a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar in the forest. They eventually meet their grandfather, who is a wealthy and kind man (although the children had believed him to be cruel). The children decide to live with the grandfather, who moves the beloved boxcar to his backyard so the children can use it as a playhouse.”
I love the pictures about the Boxcar Children through the years. Boxcar Children
Take some time and travel through the years with the Boxcar Children.
The beauty of The Boxcar Children is it is completely ready for you to study. In The Classroom
145 books in the original series, numerous other collections, this series could keep you reading. The Boxcar Children has remained popular through the years.
I had previously read The Boxcar Children and so I chose as my book to read a pre-quell by Patricia MacLachlan. The book I read for book club is The Boxcar Children Beginning.
- Which character do you most relate to?Characters:
- What would be the first thing you did if you moved in to a boxcar?
- Before they met him, the children thought their grandfather would be mean. How did they feel about him at the end of the book?
- What was the best thing about living in the boxcar?
- Why do you think the author doesn’t include the story of how the children’s parents died? What impact does this have on your reading of the book? I read The Beginning, that may change how I answer this question.
- What parts of the story feel outdated to you? The book published in the 1940’s is bound to have a few components that feel a bit old fashioned.
Elaina would like each of you to discuss the Boxcar Children book you read this week. If you had previously read The Boxcar Children you were requested to read another “Boxcar Book.” Elaina would like you to prepare a brief review description about the book you chose.