The Boxcar Children – Suprise Island


One of my fondest childhood memories was reading the Boxcar Children series with my siblings, we would curl up in bed at night and take turns reading with our parents.  I now get to pass that tradition on to my kids, and I hope they can continue it too.

I had no idea how long the books have been around until I saw that on the 75th Anniversary of the beloved book series they are releasing The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island on the big screen!

The Boxcar Children Suprise Island


The new animated feature film THE BOXCAR CHILDREN – SURPRISE ISLAND hits theaters nationwide for a special one-day event on May 8.

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?


Small Island. Big Adventure.

The highly-anticipated movie Boxcar Children – Surprise Island stars:

  • Martin Sheen (The West Wing) as James Alden
  • 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
  • Talitha Bateman (The 5th Wave) as Violet



This exciting after-school event is a partnership between Fathom Events, Shout! Kids, and Legacy Classics. It will also 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.

Moviegoers will be able to enjoy the film in approximately 700 select U.S. movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations will be available at

The Boxcar Children – Surprise Island is the first of three new animated features to be adapted from book series and is fun for the whole family!

Boxcar Children Book Giveaway

The Boxcar Children Book Set Giveaway

Bring the love of reading home with this three book set from the Boxcar Children world:

  1. Guide to Adventure
  2. Gertrude Chandler Warner and The Boxcar Children
  3. Surprise Island (which the film is based)

Winner Receives: Boxcar Children Book Set

Giveaway Open to: US Residents, except where prohibited

Ends: May 4, 2018

Good luck!

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