Orphan Train Rider

Orphan Train Rider

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Author: Andrea Warren

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395913624

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains

NSHS ; York Orphan Comes to Kansas , " 110 ; Wichita ( Kans . ) Eagle - Beacon , Dec. 22 , 1979 ; Harriet Creager , “ History Hints , ” Wilson County Historical Society Newsletter 6 ( March 1979 ) : 4 ; “ Orphan Train Sisters Find Good ...

Author: Marylin Irvin Holt

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803235976

Category: History

Page: 264

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"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
Categories: History

Orphan Train 101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

Orphan Train   101 Amazing Facts You Didn t Know

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Publisher: GWhizBooks.com

ISBN: 9781498947985

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The Last Orphan Train

The Last Orphan Train

There are an estimated 1,000,000 descendants, most of them alive today, who trace their roots to the boys and girls that rode the orphan trains. In 1979 Bruce (Utah) Phillips, an offspring of one of the Orphan Train girls, ...

Author: F.M. Parker

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 9781645406877

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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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.
Categories: Fiction

Orphan Train Behind the Story

Orphan Train   Behind the Story

orphan train.” 49 She adds that she “wanted to write about how traumatic events beyond our control can shape and define our lives.” 50 In addition, Klinewas motivated to write Orphan Trainbecause she desired to compose a work of fiction ...

Author: Jillian Warman

Publisher: Behind the Story

ISBN: 9781500657970

Category: Fiction

Page: 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
Categories: Fiction

Orphan Train Sweetheart

Orphan Train Sweetheart

She had been so excited about the orphan train stopping in Spring Hill. But Simon's expression remained stoic. Didn't anything please this man? She tried again. “Isn't it wonderful? Three siblings staying together and going to a happy ...

Author: Mollie Campbell

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488087417

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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?
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From Orphan Train to Manhood

From Orphan Train to Manhood

They had watched warily as one orphan train rider after another was chosen by families each time the “orphans” had been displayed before the assembled crowd. In each town, many curious onlookers and a few prospective takers stood by the ...

Author: Helen Allee Breedlove

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475988215

Category: Fiction

Page: 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.
Categories: Fiction

Nettie and Nellie Crook Orphan Train Sisters

Nettie and Nellie Crook  Orphan Train Sisters

A Feiwel and Friends Book An Imprint of Macmillan Nettie and Nellie Crook: Orphan Train Sisters. Text copyright © 2016 by Macmillan. Illustrations copyright © 2016 by Clint Hansen. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of ...

Author: E. F. Abbott

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 9781250080332

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 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.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

To Dakota and Back The Story of an Orphan Train Rider

To Dakota and Back  The Story of an Orphan Train Rider

The story of the “orphan train riders” is a forgotten fact of our history. Between 1854 and 1930, hundreds of thousands of children between the ages of five to fifteen were sent from the United States cities in the East to rural areas ...

Author: Judith Kappenman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300222842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An Awakened Heart Orphan Train

An Awakened Heart  Orphan Train

An Orphan Train Novella Jody Hedlund. Excerpt from With You Always, Book 1 in the ORPHAN TRAIN series by Jody Hedlund. CHAPTER. 1. NEW YORK CITY JUNE 1857 Elise Neumann stared out the cracked thirdstory window to the muddy street below, ...

Author: Jody Hedlund

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 9781441230041

Category: Fiction

Page: 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?
Categories: Fiction