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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.

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The history of the orphan trains combined with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Andrea Warren's books about children are the result of her passion for history and her interest in young readers. She has been a professional writer for twenty years and works from her home office in the Kansas City area. Her first book for Houghton Mifflin, Orphan Train Rider, won the 1996 Boston Globe - Horn Book Award for nonfiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395913628
Author:
Warren, Andrea
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Location:
Boston
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Abandoned children
Subject:
Orphans and orphan-asylums
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.98x8.39x.44 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
08-10

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The history of the orphan trains combined with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas.
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