Surprise Island (The Boxcar Children (Paperback)

Time to Read, Level 2)

By Gertrude Chandler Warner, Shane Clester (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, 9780807576793, 64pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2018)

List Price: 3.99*
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The Aldens spend the summer on Grandfather's island! Joe, the island's friendly handyman, helps them with anything they need, but as the children continue to explore their summer home, they realize there is more to the island—and to their new friend—than meets the eye. Adapted from the feature film of the same name, this early reader allows children to step into reading with a Boxcar Children classic.

About the Author

Gertrude Chandler Warner, born in 1890, created The Boxcar Children, writing the first 18 stories about the Alden children. Largely self-taught Shane Clester, a professional illustrator since 2005, began working in comics and storyboards before transitioning to children’s books.