Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story by Andrea WarrenOrphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story by Andrea Warren

Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story

byAndrea Warren

Paperback | March 19, 2004

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Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas when he was nine years old.
Andrea Warren is the author of many acclaimed nonfiction books for young readers, including Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, which won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. Andrea lives in Kansas. Visit her website at www.andreawarren.com . "
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Title:Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True StoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 8.25 × 0.21 inPublished:March 19, 2004Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0395913624

ISBN - 13:9780395913628

Appropriate for ages: 10

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quick and informative This is a good little book; brief but informative with a happier ending than beginning. I wasn't aware of this exodus of orphans. The ending quotes an 87% success rate for these children which is better than dying of illness of living on the streets alone where they risked exploitation. I can also suggest a novel entitled Orphan Train which is a more in-depth story and another called The King of Mulberry Street that was fascinating, both along the same lines. I appreciated the life's work of the boy who grew up, was educated and talked to other children about deciding how to see yourself and you circumstances with optimism and strength.
Date published: 2017-02-07

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Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains. Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas. Photos.