The Boxcar Children–Surprise Island (+giveaway)

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Did you read The Boxcar Children books when you were young? The books are still around (and celebrating their 75th anniversary) in a newer format and a film was made based on one of the books.

The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island is opening in theaters across the US as part of a special after-school event.  Pre-purchase your tickets here or read on for more information and a giveaway!


The event is a partnership between Fathom events, Shout! Kids and Legacy Classics and offers an introduction explaining the process of adapting the book to film and the process of animating. The film is showing in 700 select U.S. movie theaters.

The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island follows the adventures of the orphaned children as they spend an entire summer living on their Grandfather’s small, nearly uninhabited island where they meet Joe. Who is he and what is he doing on the island?

The movie stars Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as James Alden, Oscar®-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Dr. Moore, Dane DeHaan (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) as the mysterious Joe, Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence) as Jesse Alden, Carter Sand (Frozen) as Benny Alden, Gil Birmingham (Twilight) as Lonan Browning, Griffin Gluck (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) as Henry Alden, Stephen Stanton (Star Wars Rebels) as Capt. Daniel and Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave) as Violet.

RELATED: Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children Book Review (Biography)

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Shout Kids! is offering a set of three Boxcar Children books to one winner. (US ONLY)


If you want to enter to win the three books show above enter on the form below.

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