Orphan Train

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ISBN: 9780062101204
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Number of pages: 320
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Orphan Train in PDF and EPUB The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel A Piece of the World, coming February 2017. Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel—the captivating story of a 91-year-old woman with a hidden past as an orphan-train rider and the teenage girl whose own troubled adolescence leads her to seek answers to long-buried questions…now with an extended scene that addresses the number one question readers ask, and an excerpt from Kline’s upcoming novel A Piece of the World. “A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann Packer Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.

Orphan Train Girl

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ISBN: 9780062445964
Release Date: 2017-05-02
Number of pages: 240
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Orphan Train Girl in PDF and EPUB This young readers’ edition of Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train follows a young foster girl who forms an unlikely bond with a ninety-one-year-old woman. Adapted and condensed for a young audience, Orphan Train Girl includes an author’s note and archival photos from the orphan train era. This book is especially perfect for mother/daughter reading groups. Molly Ayer has been in foster care since she was eight years old. Most of the time, Molly knows it’s her attitude that’s the problem, but after being shipped from one family to another, she’s had her fair share of adults treating her like an inconvenience. So when Molly’s forced to help an elderly woman clean out her attic for community service, Molly is wary. Just another adult to treat her like a troublemaker. But from the very moment they meet, Molly realizes that Vivian, a well-off ninety-one-year-old, isn’t like any of the adults she’s encountered before. Vivian asks Molly questions about her life and actually listens when Molly responds. Molly soon sees they have more in common than she thought. Vivian was once an orphan, too—an Irish immigrant to New York City who was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children—and she can understand, better than anyone else, the emotional binds that have been making Molly’s life so hard. Together, they not only clear boxes of past mementos from Vivian’s attic, but forge a path of friendship, forgiveness, and new beginnings for their future.

Orphan Train Rider

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ISBN: 0395913624
Release Date: 1998-09
Number of pages: 80
Author: Andrea Warren
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Orphan Train Rider in PDF and EPUB Taking place between 1854 and 1930, when more than 200,000 orphaned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes, this true-life story describes one boy's journey through foster homes, adoption agencies, and homeless shelters. Reprint.

The Orphan Train

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ISBN: 9783957039095
Release Date: 2014-03-16
Number of pages: 280
Author: Steve Brigman
Publisher: XinXii

Download and read online The Orphan Train in PDF and EPUB Ten-Year-Old James Cannot Imagine The Fate That Awaits Him And The Pretty Little Girl Who Sits Next To Him On The Infamous Orphan Train. "...a superb, coarse-grained voice that makes you want more...the Ozark's new narrator who will stand with Alan Le May, A.B. Guthrie, and of course, the above-mentioned Greg Matthews."-Reavis Z. Wortham, author of the "Red River Mystery Series." James is ten when he is taken from a New York orphanage and sent out west on one of the infamous orphan trains, meeting a pretty little girl on his journey who will one day become the core of his existence and the source of his deepest despair. "Gripping from the first sentence to the last-I could not put this book down... An outstanding debut novel from author Steve Brigman."-Diane Moody, author of "Of Windmills and War" and "A Runaway Pastor's Wife." "Brigman is an excellent writer. I could see the characters vividly in my mind as I read the story."-Rolland Love, author of "Blue Hole" and "River's Edge."

We Rode the Orphan Trains

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ISBN: 0618432353
Release Date: 2004-03
Number of pages: 132
Author: Andrea Warren
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online We Rode the Orphan Trains in PDF and EPUB Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.

Children of the Orphan Trains

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ISBN: 1575054663
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 48
Author: Holly Littlefield
Publisher: Lerner Publications

Download and read online Children of the Orphan Trains in PDF and EPUB Recounts the experiences of abandoned, orphaned, or homeless children from city orphanages in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who were sent out by the trainload to find families that would adopt them or take them as workers.

Orphan Trains

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ISBN: 9781491485514
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Number of pages: 128
Author: Rebecca Langston-George
Publisher: Capstone

Download and read online Orphan Trains in PDF and EPUB In the mid-19th century, more than 30,000 orphans were homeless, living on the streets of New York City. They survived by selling newspapers, begging, and being brave. A minister named Charles Loring Brace came up with the idea of placing these orphans in homes in rural America. The Children's Aid Society was born. This book tells the compelling stories of seven orphans who rode the rails to new lives and families in the Midwest. Book jacket.

A Family Apart

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ISBN: 9780307827555
Release Date: 2013-11-27
Number of pages: 176
Author: Joan Lowery Nixon
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Download and read online A Family Apart in PDF and EPUB FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN. Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen. This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. It’s 1856, and their widowed mother has sent them west from New York City because she’s convinced that she can’t give them the life they deserve. The Kellys board an “orphan train” and are taken to St. Joseph, Missouri, where their problems only grow worse. It was bad enough that they had to say goodbye to their mother, but now they’re forced to part ways with their fellow siblings as well. Thirteen-year-old Frances won’t stand for it. She’s going to protect her brothers and sisters, even if it means dressing up like a boy and putting herself in danger. Will Frances be able to save her siblings? And what about her mom—was splitting up their family really her greatest act of love? Ride the rails with Frances and her siblings to find out! “This is as close to a perfect book as you’ll buy this year.” –VOYA

Looking for Home

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ISBN: 9781434702296
Release Date: 2016-02-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: Arleta Richardson
Publisher: David C Cook

Download and read online Looking for Home in PDF and EPUB With his mother dead, his father gone, and his older brothers and sisters unable to help, eight-year-old Ethan Cooper knows it’s his responsibility to keep him and his younger siblings together—even if that means going to an orphanage. Ethan, Alice, Simon, and Will settle into the Briarlane Christian Children’s Home, where there’s plenty to eat, plenty of work, and plenty of talk about a Father who never leaves. Even so, Ethan fears losing the only family he has. How can he trust God to keep him safe when almost everything he’s known has disappeared? The first book in the Beyond the Orphan Train series, Looking for Home takes us back to 1907 Pennsylvania and into the real-life adventures of four children in search of a true home.

The Orphan Trains

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ISBN: 9781614784494
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 112
Author: Kristin F. Johnson
Publisher: ABDO

Download and read online The Orphan Trains in PDF and EPUB This title examines an important historic event -- the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.

The Orphan Trains

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ISBN: 0756517656
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Number of pages: 48
Author: Alice K. Flanagan
Publisher: Capstone

Download and read online The Orphan Trains in PDF and EPUB Learn about the homeless city children who were taken out West to have new homes in the early 1900s.

Extra Extra

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ISBN: 0615297552
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 179
Author: Renée Wendinger

Download and read online Extra Extra in PDF and EPUB Nineteenth century New York City- The orphan trains carried over 200,000 children west in what became the largest mass migration of children to take place on American soil. The collection of stories of these children who faced nearly insurmountable odds, the humanity of individuals caught up in the sweep of history is unmistakable. An exceptionally illustrated exhibit; the archival photos of newsboys and bootblacks surviving on the streets of New York. Hauntingly good! A classic nonfiction book with a facinating survey of American history which might have been a lifelong tragic loss. With this volume alone, this author has made the planet a better place. The beauty of this book is it falls straight across the literary spectrum for librarys, academics,and the general reading audience.

With You Always Orphan Train Book 1

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ISBN: 9781441231246
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Number of pages: 368
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publisher: Baker Books

Download and read online With You Always Orphan Train Book 1 in PDF and EPUB A Riveting Look at the Orphan Train from Historical Novelist Jody Hedlund When a financial crisis in 1850s New York leaves three orphaned sisters nearly destitute, the oldest, Elise Neumann, knows she must take action. She's had experience as a seamstress, and the New York Children's Aid Society has established a special service: placing out seamstresses and trade girls. Even though Elise doesn't want to leave her sisters for a job in Illinois, she realizes this may be their last chance. The son of one of New York City's wealthiest entrepreneurs, Thornton Quincy faces a dilemma. His father is dying, and in order to decide which of his sons will inherit everything, he is requiring them to do two things in six months: build a sustainable town along the Illinois Central Railroad, and get married. Thornton is tired of standing in his twin brother's shadow and is determined to win his father's challenge. He doesn't plan on meeting a feisty young woman on his way west, though.

The Last Orphan Train

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ISBN: 1631229435
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Number of pages: 276
Author: Mike Lapinski
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises

Download and read online The Last Orphan Train in PDF and EPUB Clint Henley's atonement began on a sultry Chicago night in 1937 when a cherry-red Ford coupe eased to the curb at Maxwell Street's infamous Runaway Central. George Yustice eyed his prey through the windshield as two frightened young girls edged closer. Yustice leaned across the seat and said, "Hey, girls, ya wanna--" But the words died in his throat as the windshield exploded, and he gaped at the powerfully-built young man--axe in hand, a berserk look in his eye. And Yustice was never seen again. Optimists claimed he probably left town in a hurry that night, while pessimists smirked that he probably ended up in a nearby rendering vat. But Clint wasn't always a raving maniac. Once, he was innocent and loving--a momma's boy. But when his mother died, the bewildered lad was discarded by a callous stepfather to an orphanage where his life became a nightmare. He desperately sought to escape aboard one of the last Orphan Trains headed West--even allowed himself to hope for a good family. Instead, he got a monster. And it built in him a seething anger that exploded into a rage so great that he could not forgive himself for the vengeance he'd wrought...but God did.

The Orphan Train Volume 1 Jim

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ISBN: 9782818930601
Release Date: 2015-10-20T00:00:00+02:00
Number of pages: 48
Author: Philippe Charlot
Publisher: Bamboo

Download and read online The Orphan Train Volume 1 Jim in PDF and EPUB 1990 – In his upscale New York residence, Harvey is not surprised when Jim visits him. He has been expecting him for seventy years. They met on a trip of the « Orphan Train Riders ». They were among the tens of thousands kids from the streets who were sent to the American West where people were looking for children to love – as well as cheap labour force. 1920 – This is the story of their long journey, made of friendship, mutual assistance... but also betrayal. The journey of those who, despite of being well born, would do anything to be well adopted.