Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider
Author: Andrea Warren
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 84
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.

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains
Author: Marylin Irvin Holt
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1994-02-01
ISBN: 9780803235977
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Trains Book Excerpt:

"From 1850 to 1930 America witnessed a unique emigration and resettlement of at least 200,000 children and several thousand adults, primarily from the East Coast to the West. This 'placing out,' an attempt to find homes for the urban poor, was best known by the 'orphan trains' that carried the children. Holt carefully analyzes the system, initially instituted by the New York Children's Aid Society in 1853, tracking its imitators as well as the reasons for its creation and demise. She captures the children's perspective with the judicious use of oral histories, institutional records, and newspaper accounts. This well-written volume sheds new light on the multifaceted experience of children's immigration, changing concepts of welfare, and Western expansion. It is good, scholarly social history."—Library Journal

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.

The Orphan Trains

The Orphan Trains
Author: Alice K. Flanagan
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780756517656
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Orphan Trains Book Excerpt:

Learn about the homeless city children who were taken out West to have new homes in the early 1900s.

Orphan Train 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

Orphan Train   101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know
Author: G Whiz
Publsiher: GWhizBooks.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-05-31
ISBN: 1498947980
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Train 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know Book Excerpt:

Did you know that "Le Cose Che Non So Di Te" is the title for this novel in Italian? Or, did you know that Christina Baker Kline has said that we as people usually want to see the good in other people? What are the amazing facts of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) Harry Potter G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz "10/10" Keiona - I love sports "10/10" Krista - Love books "9/10" Penelope Hunt - Reader from Lima, Ohio "9/10" Callie - Perfect "9/10" Angie - Bookworm and LOVER of TFIOS DISCLAIMER: This work is an unofficial derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

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

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.

From Orphan Train to Manhood

From Orphan Train to Manhood
Author: Helen Allee Breedlove
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2013-06
ISBN: 1475988214
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.

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
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2012-10-01
ISBN: 1300222840
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Dakota and Back The Story of an Orphan Train Rider Book Excerpt:

"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.

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...

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.

With You Always Orphan Train Book 1

With You Always  Orphan Train Book  1
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN: 1441231242
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With You Always Orphan Train Book 1 Book Excerpt:

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.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Summary Analysis

Orphan Train  by Christina Baker Kline   Summary   Analysis
Author: Elite Summaries
Publsiher: Elite Summaries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Summary Analysis Book Excerpt:

Molly Ayer is getting close to being too old for the foster care system. Amidst all the uncertainties in her life, she found a community service position to assist an elderly woman, Vivian, clean out her home. The only thing keeping her out from juvie, sorting through Vivian’s belongings and memories brought a sudden realization in Molly’s mind: that she and Vivian are similar in so many ways. Being a Penobscot Indian herself, Molly sees her journey and struggle in Vivian’s earlier age where she was put on a train filled with hundreds of children to the Midwest, full of uncertainties and luck for her future. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 0.0px; text-align: justify; font: 11.0px 'Trebuchet MS'; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} “Orphan Train” seeks to entice the readers in feeling Molly’s life struggles where she kept her grace and strength despite everything. Alluding to the most secret part of history, Kline draws attention to Minnesota’s Depression-era while covering a rarely discussed portion of American history. This book teaches the reader to stay put through loss while maintaining adaptability and courage. All and all, Orphan Train provides a comparison between the American past and present portrayed through two steadfast, courageous women. Superbly composed and incredibly moving, Orphan Train captures the heart and mind of the readers through the intensity of Molly and Vivian’s journey. Intriguing, warm, and inspirational, the intertwined tales of these two strong women will definitely please readers who are looking for an inspirational new read. Definitely, a must-read for the years to come.

Searching for You Orphan Train Book 3

Searching for You  Orphan Train Book  3
Author: Jody Hedlund
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN: 1493416103
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Searching for You Orphan Train Book 3 Book Excerpt:

Despite years on the run, Sophie Neumann is determined to care for two young children. She won't abandon them the way she thinks her older sisters abandoned her. But times are growing desperate, and when she falls in with the wrong crowd and witnesses a crime, she realizes fleeing 1850s New York is her only option. Disappearing with her two young charges into a group of orphans heading west by train, Sophie hopes to find safety and a happy life. When the train stops in Illinois for the first placement of orphans, Sophie faces the most difficult choice of her life. Reinhold Weiss has finally purchased his own small farm. With mounting debts, a harvest to bring in, and past scars that haunt him, he's in no position to give his heart away . . . but can he say no when his long-lost friend shows up on a nearby train pleading for his help?

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: Kristin F. Johnson
Publsiher: ABDO Publishing Company
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1614786100
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.

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.

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains
Author: Elizabeth Raum
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2010-12
ISBN: 1429662735
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.

Family Lessons Mills Boon Love Inspired Historical Orphan Train Book 1

Family Lessons  Mills   Boon Love Inspired Historical   Orphan Train  Book 1
Author: Allie Pleiter
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN: 1472012941
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Lessons Mills Boon Love Inspired Historical Orphan Train Book 1 Book Excerpt:

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Vision Quest The Orphan Trains Underground Railroad of Cape May

Vision Quest The Orphan Trains   Underground Railroad of Cape May
Author: Brian Prickett
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1105904644
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vision Quest The Orphan Trains Underground Railroad of Cape May Book Excerpt: