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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This book is an historical fiction book that can be used in the upper elementary years. This book shows students what life was like in the early 20th century. Many families didn't have jobs and could ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2000)

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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