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Lucy, Harold, and David have recently become orphans and have no family left, no one to take care of them. They are living on the streets, stealing what they need to survive, like thousands of other unfortunate kids in the early 1900s.

Then they get lucky. Lucy and her little brothers are welcomed into an orphanage where they get clean clothes and warm meals. But this orphanage sends groups of children to the Midwest on orphan trains. They are paraded in front of farmers who pick and choose kids they want to take home-and David is taken at one of the first stops, without Lucy or Harold.

Verla Kay's celebrated verse has been called "lyrical" and "rollicking" and Ken Stark's warm, poignant paintings have been described as "as sun-dappled as a happy memory." Together, they make the plight of these orphans both heartbreaking and hopeful.

Illustrated by Ken Stark

Synopsis:

Like thousands of unfortunate children in the early 1900s, Lucy and her brothers have no one to care for them, live on the streets, and steal to survive. When they are rescued by an orphanage, they are soon traveling to the Midwest on an orphan train. Full color.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399236136
ill.:
Stark, Ken,
Publisher:
Putnam Juvenile
Illustrator:
Stark, Ken
Author:
Kay, Verla
Author:
Stark, Ken
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Orphan trains
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series Volume:
appendix VI
Publication Date:
20030512
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.30x10.32x.38 in. .70 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Synopsis" by , Like thousands of unfortunate children in the early 1900s, Lucy and her brothers have no one to care for them, live on the streets, and steal to survive. When they are rescued by an orphanage, they are soon traveling to the Midwest on an orphan train. Full color.
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