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.



Children of the Orphan Trains

Children of the Orphan Trains Author Holly Littlefield
ISBN-10 1575054663
Release 2001
Pages 48
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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.



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 Dennis E. North
ISBN-10 0874401976
Release 2003
Pages 101
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Summary and Analysis

Orphan Train  by Christina Baker Kline   Summary and Analysis Author Elite Summaries
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Release 2017-09-01
Pages 29
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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. “Orphan Train” seeks to entice the readers in feeling Molly’s life struggles where she kept her grace and strength despite of everything. Alluding to the mostly 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 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. Grab your copy in Amazon now.



We Rode the Orphan Trains

We Rode the Orphan Trains Author Andrea Warren
ISBN-10 0618432353
Release 2004-03
Pages 132
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Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.



Orphan Trains

Orphan Trains Author Stephen O'Connor
ISBN-10 9780547523705
Release 2014-11-04
Pages 384
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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 250,000 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 youngsters, 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 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 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."



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 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.



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.



Summary of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Conversation Starters

Summary of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline   Conversation Starters Author BookHabits
ISBN-10 9781537845944
Release 2017-09-11
Pages 12
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline | Conversation Starters A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.



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?



The Mystery of the Orphan Train

The Mystery of the Orphan Train Author Gertrude C. Warner
ISBN-10 9781453228951
Release 2011-11-01
Pages 122
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The Aldens visit an old Kansas inn that’s full of secrets! Nobody knows why a famous photographer visited the inn just to take a single picture. And what about the other legendary guest—a heroic young stranger who’d come west on an “orphan train?” The children discover a long-lost riddle that just might solve all these mysteries—if only they can solve it!



Orphan Trains to Missouri

Orphan Trains to Missouri Author Michael Patrick
ISBN-10 0826211216
Release 1997
Pages 112
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Discusses the use of orphan trains to place orphaned or abandoned children in homes in nineteenth-century Missouri.



Journey s End

Journey s End Author Barbara Heise Grooman
ISBN-10 9780595172412
Release 2001-02-01
Pages 108
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Journey’s End is the story of a remarkable man, George Wells of Nebraska, an Orphan Train Rider. Readers first met him as the hero of Train To Red Cloud, A Small Boy’s Journey. In these pages meet him as the author did… through personal letters, anecdotes from friends and neighbors who knew him, and the author’s sentimental journey to Red Cloud to trace his steps. The train that brought him to Red Cloud was not the end, but the beginning, of a joyous journey through life.