Author : Christina Baker Kline
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release :2013-04-02
Total pages :320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780062101204

The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel The Exiles, coming September 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.

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release :2017-07-04
Total pages :106
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1548547115

Orphan TrainBy Christina Baker Kline

Author : Andrea Warren
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :2004-03
Total pages :132
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0618432353

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

Author : Stephen O'Connor
Publisher : HMH
Release :2014-11-04
Total pages :384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780547523705

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.

Author : Andrea Warren
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release :1996
Total pages :80
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0395913624

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.

Author : Verla Kay,Ken Stark
Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
Release :2003
Total pages :32
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0399236139

Illustrations and rhyming text tell the story of a sister and two brothers who become orphans, are taken in, and make a journey aboard an orphan train to separate new homes.

Author : Kay B. Hall,Orphan Train Heritage Society of America
Publisher : Orphan Train Heritage Society
Release :1992
Total pages :424
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015066443287

From 1854 to 1929 about 150,000 orphans from New York City and the surrounding area were placed in homes in the Midwest and West. The children were sent out on "Orphan Trains."

Author : Christina Baker Kline
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release :2017-05-02
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780062445964

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.

Author : Philippe Charlot
Publisher : Bamboo
Release :2015-10-20
Total pages :48
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9782818930601

1990 – In his upscale New York residence, Harvey is not surprised when Jim visits him. He has been expecting him for seventy years. They met on a trip of the « Orphan Train Riders ». They were among the tens of thousands kids from the streets who were sent to the American West where people were looking for children to love – as well as cheap labour force. 1920 – This is the story of their long journey, made of friendship, mutual assistance... but also betrayal. The journey of those who, despite of being well born, would do anything to be well adopted.

Author : Michael Patrick,Evelyn Trickel
Publisher :
Release :1997
Total pages :112
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0826211216

Discusses the use of orphan trains to place orphaned or abandoned children in homes in nineteenth-century Missouri.