Orphan Train Girl

Orphan Train Girl Author Christina Baker Kline
ISBN-10 9780062445964
Release 2017-05-02
Pages 240
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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

Orphan Train Author Christina Baker Kline
ISBN-10 9780062101204
Release 2013-04-02
Pages 320
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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.



An Awakened Heart Orphan Train

An Awakened Heart  Orphan Train Author Jody Hedlund
ISBN-10 9781441230041
Release 2017-04-04
Pages 96
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Trying to heal the ache she feels in her empty life, wealthy Christine Pendleton decides to volunteer at Centre Street Chapel. Ministering to one of the most deprived parts of New York City, the chapel aims at making a difference in the lives of the impoverished immigrants flooding the city. After seeing firsthand the hopelessness of the poor women and orphans, Christine is convinced more can be done to help them. Guy Bedell has been serving at the chapel and pouring his heart out for the people he's grown to care about. When Christine begins to challenge his methods and offers a new vision for reaching out to the community, can he trust that perhaps God has bigger plans in store for him--plans that may include this feisty socialite?



Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider Author Andrea Warren
ISBN-10 0395913624
Release 1998-09
Pages 80
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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

The Orphan Train Author Steve Brigman
ISBN-10 9783957039095
Release 2014-03-16
Pages 280
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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."



Nettie and Nellie Crook Orphan Train Sisters

Nettie and Nellie Crook  Orphan Train Sisters Author E. F. Abbott
ISBN-10 9781250080332
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 192
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Can you imagine being placed in an orphanage while your parents are still alive? That’s what happens to Nettie and Nellie Crook, who are only five years old in 1910 when they are removed from their home in New York. No one tells Nettie and Nellie why their parents can no longer care for them, and later, no one explains why the orphans are put on a train headed west. The girls soon find themselves put on display in various small towns, where prospective parents examine and select children for adoption. Nettie and Nellie are taken by Mr. and Mrs. Chapin—will this be a happy ending for the twins? Based on a True Story books are exciting historical fiction about real children who lived through extraordinary times in American History. This title has Common Core connections.



Orphan Train

Orphan Train Author J.R. Roberts
ISBN-10 9781612325279
Release 2017-04-03
Pages 195
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Orphan Train has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Orphan Train also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Orphan Train book for free.



From Orphan Train to Manhood

From Orphan Train to Manhood Author Helen Allee Breedlove
ISBN-10 9781475991031
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 248
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In 1928, ten-year-old Lenvil O’Loughlin and his two younger brothers are picked up off the squalid streets of New York City and put on an orphan train headed west. Scared and fearful of what the future holds, Lenvil only hopes the three of them can stay together. When the train screeches to a halt in Lebanon, Missouri, Lenvil’s brothers are selected by a childless couple. However, Lenvil is left to agonize over the separation and is put back on the train to go farther west. In Springfield, he is taken by Eldon Detherage, a cruel taskmaster who wants a boy for no other reason than to work on his farm. Fortunately, Lenvil has a champion in Eldon’s wife, Velma, who treats him with the kindness he desperately needs. As the impact of the Great Depression spreads, everyone is struggling just to survive. As the years pass, Lenvil copes with the hardships of life on the farm as best he can, but he also makes himself a promise: someday he will find his brothers and make a better life for them all.



The Orphan Train Twins And Their White Horse Dream

The Orphan Train Twins  And Their White Horse Dream Author J. B. Patel
ISBN-10 9781483556901
Release 2015-07-31
Pages 200
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During the era of the orphan trains, up to a quarter of a million orphaned, neglected or abandoned children were removed mostly from larger populations and dispersed throughout the country. The lucky ones were adopted into well intentioned families, some were indentured, enslaved and terribly abused. What is it about the human spirit that allows some of those subjected to such treatment to rise above and succeed in spite their condition? The Orphan Train ran from 1854 until 1929, according to records at the Monroe County Library in Sparta, Wisconsin, the train stopped taking children from the Sparta facility in 1933. In 1878 Wisconsin built the ‘State School for Orphan and Dependent Children’ at Sparta Wisconsin. The facility was built near the railroad station to take advantage of the practice of shipping orphans to western states. On Tuesdays, children from the Sparta orphanage were added to others already on the train and sent west. The Orphan Train idea was born in New York which had about 30,000 street orphans in 1854. It is estimated, from 150,000 to 250,000 children were sent on trains all over the nation and Canada during the years the train was in existence. In the late 1800’s a parent or a guardian could merely drop an unwanted child off at the Sparta, Wisconsin center. The center would attempt to find a local home, if adoption, or indenture of those over twelve years old, did not occur, the child was put on the train. The train made stops from town to town, children would change into their ‘good’ or ‘show’ clothes and would be put on display. People wanting a child would have them sing or say a poem; they would push, pull, turn, check their teeth, squeeze their arms to check for muscle and otherwise jostle the orphans about to inspect and make selections. At the end of the train run, if nobody chose the child, the child was put back on the train and returned to New York. Some children over twelve were old enough to be indentured, in that case the family receiving the indentured child was supposed to educate them, provide food, clothing and a place to sleep. At the conclusion of the indenture, at eighteen years old, the child could be brought back to Sparta, in which case the family would be charged a fifty dollar fee. I have include stories of orphans adopted into good families and stories of children literally used like slaves, there are stories of the rejected and disenfranchised. The following stories are fictional, the basis for much of the writing was taken from actual occurrences. The first story is set late in the 1870s. The last story, “The Orphan Train Twins, and their White Horse Dream,” started in 1885. Unlike the lives of many of the orphans, in this story and most of the stories I write, everything turns out well in the end. One of the most difficult things to do while trying to write about the orphans is relate their feelings. It is difficult to communicate how the child would feel, in some instances it is heartbreaking just to attempt to ‘go there.’ In the final analysis, I’ll probably fail miserably in regard to portraying the joy or the heartbreak.



Orphan Train Behind the Story

Orphan Train   Behind the Story Author Jillian Warman
ISBN-10 9781500657970
Release 2014-08-05
Pages 58
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Christina Baker Kline wanted to do something she’d never done before: write a work of fiction based on historically accurate information. And if that’s not difficult enough, she faced incredible heartache in the midst of writing the book. But, Kline never gave up on her writing, pushing through the pain until Orphan Train was published. Her novel has enjoyed great success—in part because it discusses feelings many can relate to: neglect, rejection, hope, redemption. It isn’t a fairytale; rather, Kline created a work of authenticity—a work about struggle and hope and new beginnings. Orphan Train is also a fictional account of a real time in US history in which orphans were relocated to various homesteads in the Midwest. The journeys these children had to make involved much more than a train ride and Kline does a brilliant job illustrating what they went through. Orphan Train is a masterpiece in every way and a creative account of a very real time in US history. Experience: The Behind the Story Effect After reading a BTS... You feel inspired to follow your hearts and dreams... — Arshi Ever been backstage at a concert? Here you go -- in written form. — Author, Editor I felt enriched with knowledge about the book, and I felt like I knew more about the book. — Aspiring Author I felt like the Behind the Story offered a new look into the book, and appreciated that, as most of the time, that angle is unexplored. — Aspiring Author It makes me discover new things, and when I re-read the book, my emotions are different, deeper now that I understand what's behind the book.— Karlen I felt closer to the writer knowing more about them as a person and why they wrote what they wrote. — The Beta Reading Club Get ready for one of the most unique experiences you will ever have...this is definitely CliffNotes and SparkNotes on Steroids. — Author, Editor



Family Lessons

Family Lessons Author Allie Pleiter
ISBN-10 9781460310724
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 288
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Next Stop: Home After a catastrophe strands a train—and eight orphaned children—near Evans Grove, Nebraska, schoolteacher Holly Sanders sees hope in the chaos. These children are the new start her community needs. And Holly is stubbornly determined to give the townspeople, the children…and even gruff sheriff Mason Wright…the happy families they deserve. How can anyone so petite have so much gumption? Watching Holly rally her young charges wins Mason's admiration—and reminds him of his own failures. No matter what Holly or the orphan boy Liam think, Mason's no hero and he doesn't merit a second chance. Can Holly's faith, Liam's trust and God's grace open Mason's heart to love's greatest lesson?



Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline A 30 minute Summary

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline   A 30 minute Summary Author Instaread Summaries
ISBN-10
Release 2014-10-02
Pages 108
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline | A 30-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: Overview of the entire book Introduction to the Important people in the book Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book Key Takeaways of the book A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Molly is a seventeen-year old girl living in the foster care system. Her current foster parents are Dina and Ralph. Molly is sure she will soon be kicked out and sent to the juvenile detention center. She was caught stealing an old copy of Jane Eyre from the public library. She learns she can do community service instead of going to the detention center. Dina wants to kick Molly out, but Ralph talks her into letting Molly stay. Jack is Molly’s boyfriend. His mom, Terry, is a housekeeper for Vivian, the elderly woman who lives alone. Terry asks Vivian if Molly can help her clean her attic as part of a school project. She does not want Vivian to know that Molly actually needs community service hours. Chapter 2 During Molly’s interview, Vivian asks Molly about herself. Molly shares that she is a Penobscot Indian. Her father died, and her mother could not care of her, so she ended up in the foster care system. Vivian tells Molly that she became an orphan at almost the exact same age as Molly. She then asks Molly when she would like to begin working in the attic...



The Marriage Barter Mills Boon Love Inspired Historical Orphan Train Book 2

The Marriage Barter  Mills   Boon Love Inspired Historical   Orphan Train  Book 2 Author Christine Johnson
ISBN-10 9781472014221
Release 2013-05-01
Pages 224
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MISSION: CHILDREN Rounding up a gaggle of orphans isn’t Wyatt Reed’s specialty.



Vivian s Choice An Expanded Scene from Orphan Train

Vivian s Choice  An Expanded Scene from Orphan Train Author Christina Baker Kline
ISBN-10 9780062674654
Release 2016-12-13
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Since the publication of her smash international bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline has met with countless readers and book clubs and is often asked the same question about a key decision one of her protagonists makes in Orphan Train. Christina has longed to write a scene in which she clarifies Vivian’s motivations. Now, in this newly released scene and within the book itself, she gives her readers new insights into Vivian’s thoughts and feelings behind that fateful decision.



To Dakota and Back The Story of an Orphan Train Rider

To Dakota and Back  The Story of an Orphan Train Rider Author Judith Kappenman
ISBN-10 9781300222842
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 260
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"This man is confused. Home is on the other side of the world, back in Boston. How could this be home? He was just going to Dakota and back. Tom said it on the train. The Sister promised he wasn't going to stay here forever--just help with the farm work. But they lied. Tom and he had the same tags on their jackets, and Tom was gone. In 1877 John was born to Irish immigrants in South Boston. He has an older brother and younger sister. But after his mother's death, when John was age four, he spent several years in the Home for Catholic Destitute Children. Now he is to work as indentured servant until adulthood." --P. [4] of cover.



Trouble on the Orphan Train

Trouble on the Orphan Train Author Marianne Hering
ISBN-10 9781624057342
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 144
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When they step into the Imagination Station, kids experience an unforgettable journey filled with action-packed adventure. With each book, they’re whisked away with cousins Patrick and Beth to embark on a new journey around the world and back in time. This easy-to-read adventure is number 18 in the successful series that has now sold over 450,000 books in the series. Patrick and Beth arrive on an orphan train, heading west. They befriend an orphan who is falsely accused of being part of a train robbery. No one will adopt the child. Patrick and Beth stay with their new friend until the end of the line. All the while, they search for Eugene, who is missing somewhere in time.



Orphan Train West Trilogy

Orphan Train West Trilogy Author Jane Peart
ISBN-10 0800754174
Release 1990-09
Pages 576
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Orphan Train West Trilogy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Orphan Train West Trilogy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Orphan Train West Trilogy book for free.