Orphan Train Girl

Orphan Train Girl
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 0062445960
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Train Girl Book Excerpt:

This young readers’ edition of Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train follows a twelve-year-old 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 a wealthy elderly woman clean out her attic for community service, Molly is wary. But from the moment they meet, Molly realizes that Vivian isn’t like any of the adults she’s encountered before. Vivian asks Molly questions about her life and actually listens to the answers. Soon Molly 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 so-called "orphan 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.

The Last Orphan Train

The Last Orphan Train
Author: F.M. Parker
Publsiher: Speaking Volumes
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1645406873
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Orphan Train Book Excerpt:

The Last Orphan Train a.k.a. The Girl in Falling Snow Alice Childs, a strikingly beautiful thirteen year old girl, immigrates with her mother to America from London. During a black night in the voyage across the sea, Alice's mother is murdered. Now an orphan and penniless, Alice arrives in New York where she must survive on the dangerous streets by her wits and courage. She is arrested for stealing food for her starving little friend Gracie. Released into the custody of the nuns of the Catholic Church Children's Aid Society she is transported to Minnesota on the last of their "Orphan Trains." There she falls into the hands of people brutal and vile and must fight the two men who attack her. Frightened, hungry, freezing, she flees into the snow covered wilderness of northern Minnesota and trying to reach sanctuary in Canada. She is pursued by the sadistic rapist Taggert. During her journey, Alice encounters the half crazy Will also fleeing north to Canada, the black faced wolf that is drawn to follow her because of her female scent, and the young fur trapper Paul and his mighty wolf hound Brutus. Exhausted and freezing, Alice reaches the frozen Rainy River. Crossing the ice she falls through and becomes trapped beneath it. She is rescued by Paul. She and Paul and Brutus and the black face wolf and the killer Taggert meet in a final battle of survival.

Orphan Train

Orphan Train
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-04-02
ISBN: 006210120X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Train Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel The Exiles, coming August 2020. “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
Publsiher: Bethany House
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN: 1441230041
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Awakened Heart Orphan Train Book Excerpt:

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
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780395913628
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Train Rider Book Excerpt:

Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers.

From Orphan Train to Manhood

From Orphan Train to Manhood
Author: Helen Allee Breedlove
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-06-04
ISBN: 1475991037
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Orphan Train to Manhood Book Excerpt:

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.

Orphan Train Behind the Story

Orphan Train   Behind the Story
Author: Jillian Warman
Publsiher: Behind the Story
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2014-08-05
ISBN: 1500657972
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Train Behind the Story Book Excerpt:

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

We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains
Author: Andrea Warren
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780618432356
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Rode the Orphan Trains Book Excerpt:

Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains
Author: Stephen O'Connor
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN: 054752370X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Trains Book Excerpt:

The true story behind Christina Baker Kline’s bestselling novel is revealed in this “engaging and thoughtful history” of the Children’s Aid Society (Los Angeles Times). A powerful blend of history, biography, and adventure, Orphan Trains fills a grievous gap in the American story. Tracing the evolution of the Children’s Aid Society, this dramatic narrative tells the fascinating tale of one of the most famous—and sometimes infamous—child welfare programs: the orphan trains, which spirited away some two hundred fifty thousand abandoned children into the homes of rural families in the Midwest. In mid-nineteenth-century New York, vagrant children, whether orphans or runaways, filled the streets. The city’s solution for years had been to sweep these children into prisons or almshouses. But a young minister named Charles Loring Brace took a different tack. With the creation of the Children’s Aid Society in 1853, he provided homeless youngsters with shelter, education, and, for many, a new family out west. The family matching process was haphazard, to say the least: at town meetings, farming families took their pick of the orphan train riders. Some children, such as James Brady, who became governor of Alaska, found loving homes, while others, such as Charley Miller, who shot two boys on a train in Wyoming, saw no end to their misery. Complete with extraordinary photographs and deeply moving stories, Orphan Trains gives invaluable insights into a creative genius whose pioneering, if controversial, efforts inform child rescue work today.

Orphan Train

Orphan Train
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780062278296
Category: Adoption
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Train Book Excerpt:

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to 'aging out' out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse. As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren't as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life -- answers that will ultimately free them both.

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains
Author: Elizabeth Raum
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1429654791
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Trains Book Excerpt:

"Describes the people and events involved in the orphan trains. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspectives of a New York City newsboy, a child trying to keep his siblings together, and a child sent west on the baby trains"--Provided by publisher.

Together Forever Orphan Train Book 2

Together Forever  Orphan Train Book  2
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 149341481X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Together Forever Orphan Train Book 2 Book Excerpt:

Marianne Neumann has one goal in life: to find her lost younger sister, Sophie. When Marianne takes a job as a placing agent with the Children's Aid Society in 1858 New York, she not only hopes to give children a better life but seeks to discover whether Sophie ended up leaving the city on an orphan train. Andrew Brady, her fellow agent on her first placing trip, is a former schoolteacher who has an easy way with the children--firm but tender and funny. Underneath his handsome charm, though, seems to linger a grief that won't go away--and a secret from his past that he keeps hidden. As the two team up placing orphans amid small railroad towns in Illinois, they find themselves growing ever closer . . . until a shocking tragedy threatens to upend all their work and change one of their lives forever.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline A 30 minute Summary

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline   A 30 minute Summary
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2014-10-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline A 30 minute Summary Book Excerpt:

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...

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains
Author: Kristin F. Johnson
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1614784493
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Trains Book Excerpt:

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. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Vivian s Choice An Expanded Scene from Orphan Train

Vivian s Choice  An Expanded Scene from Orphan Train
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-12-13
ISBN: 006267465X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vivian s Choice An Expanded Scene from Orphan Train Book Excerpt:

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.

Orphan Train Sweetheart

Orphan Train Sweetheart
Author: Mollie Campbell
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1488087415
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Train Sweetheart Book Excerpt:

Finding a Frontier Family Spring Hill is the orphan train’s last stop—a final chance for Simon McKay to find homes for his young charges. When his fellow placing agent quits, Simon enlists help from the frontier town’s pretty schoolteacher. Cecilia Holbrook is as intriguing as she is independent, yet Simon’s devotion to his mission will soon call him back to New York. Long overshadowed by her flirtatious sister, Cecilia is done with waiting for a man to choose her. She’s already fighting the school board to keep her position. Now she’s struggling not to lose her heart to Simon. Could their shared concern for the children show them how to follow a new dream, together?

Nettie and Nellie Crook Orphan Train Sisters

Nettie and Nellie Crook  Orphan Train Sisters
Author: E. F. Abbott
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN: 1250080339
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nettie and Nellie Crook Orphan Train Sisters Book Excerpt:

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.

Girl in Falling Snow

Girl in Falling Snow
Author: F.M. Parker
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2011-07-01
ISBN: 1908400447
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl in Falling Snow Book Excerpt:

Beautiful fourteen year old Alice, immigrates to New York from London. Her mother is murdered and Alice must survive on the streets by her wits and courage. Arrested for stealing food, she is released and sent to Minnesota. She kills to save her life. Frightened, and pursued by a sadistic rapist, she flees into the snowy wilderness toward Canada.

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains
Author: Rebecca Langston-George
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 129
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1491485515
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Trains Book Excerpt:

Discover the true story of seven orphans who were settled with families in the Midwest by the Children's Aid Society.

The Exiles

The Exiles
Author: Christina Baker Kline
Publsiher: Allison & Busby Ltd
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 0749026340
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Exiles Book Excerpt:

'Christina's level of research into characters, place and time to tell a powerful story of suffering and survival in an historical fiction is masterful' Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz 'Gorgeous' Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale London, 1840. Evangeline has languished in Newgate prison for months, falsely accused of stealing her master's ring. Now beginning the long journey to Australia on a prison ship, she hopes for a new life for both her and her unborn child. On board she befriends Hazel, sentenced to seven years' transport for theft, whose own path will cross with an orphaned indigenous girl. The governor of Tasmania has 'adopted' Mathinna, but the family treat her more as a curiosity than a child. Amid hardships and cruelties, new life will take root in stolen soil and friendships will define lives, but only some will find their place on the other side of the world. 'Master storyteller Christina Baker Kline is at her best in this epic tale of Australia's complex history-a vivid and rewarding feat of both empathy and imagination. I loved this book' Paula McLain, bestselling author of The Paris Wife