A Family Apart

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Paw Prints, Nov 13, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction
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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

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I read this book on an airplane when I was like 8; my mom looked over and I was BAWLING with tears streaming down my face. At first she thought I somehow hurt myself but nope, just sobbing about a sad book. #sensitivechildproblems Read full review

About the author (2008)

Joan Lowery Nixon was born in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Southern California where she received a B.A. in journalism and later an education certificate from California State. She has written over 100 mystery books for young adults. She is known for her Orphan Train Adventure Series and other titles including A Family Apart, The Seance and Other Side of the Dark. Her works have earned her the honor of being the only writer to win four Edgar Allen Poe awards and in addition, two Spurs from Western Writers of America. She is currently the President of the Mystery Writers of America. She died from complications of pancreatic cancer on June 28, 2003, in Houston, Texas. She was 76.

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