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Orphan Train Adventures #01: Family Apart

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The Orphan Train saga begins in 1856 in New York City where Mrs. Kelly, a young widow, realizes that she cannot give her six children the life they deserve. Mrs. Kelly makes the ultimate sacrifice of love and sends them west on the orphan train to fred better lives with new families. The children, especially thirteen-year-old Frances Mary, feel an overwhelming sense of betrayal and abandonment.

Their arrival in St. Joseph, Missouri, separates the children not only from their mother, but from each other as well. One by one they are adopted by western families — some looking for children to love, others only seeking cheap labor. Frances has promised Ma that she will look after Petey, her youngest brother, no matter what. When she masquerades as a boy, Frankie's adventures eventually involve her in the activities of the Underground Railroad. Will honoring Ma's request help Frances understand that splitting up the family was really her mother's act of love?

Synopsis:

When their mother can no longer support them, six siblings are sent by the Children's Aid Society of New York City to live with farm families in Missouri in 1860.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812472967
Author:
Nixon, Joan Lowery
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Foster home care
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Edition Description:
Tb
Series:
Orphan Train Adventures
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
19951231
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.60x4.00x.70 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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