Train to Somewhere (Google eBook)

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apr 17, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Marianne, heading west with fourteen other children on an Orphan Train, is sure her mother will show up at one of the stations along the way. When her mother left Marianne at the orphanage, hadn't she promised she'd come for her after making a new life in the West? Stop after stop goes by, and there's no sign of her mother in the crowds that come to look over the children. No one shows any interest in adopting shy, plain Marianne, either. But that's all right: She has to be free for her mother to claim her. Then the train pulls into its final stop, a town called Somewhere . . .

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A great introduction to the subject. - Goodreads
... the pictures are very realistic. - Goodreads
Beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
Eve Bunting is always a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
Interesting story and beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Alexis White - Goodreads

This story is very heart touching. It start with fourteen orphans looking for homes out west. Of course, the boys are the first to be taken for labor and help keep up with the life styles that they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kara - Goodreads

Eve Bunting tells a historical fiction story about an orphan girl who gets put on a train with a bunch of other orphans in hopes of being sold to wealthy mid-westerners looking for help and a new ... Read full review

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EVE BUNTING has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, and numerous novels. She lives in Southern California.

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