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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The writing and illustrations are excellent. - Christianbook.com
... the pictures are very realistic. - Goodreads
Beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
Eve Bunting is always a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
Interesting story and beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads
Himler's muted illustrations capture the time period. - Goodreads

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User Review  - DannieN - LibraryThing

This historical fiction book, by Eve Bunting, tells the story of homeless children on the "Orphan Train," who travel west looking for a place to call home. Set in the late 1870s era, Bunting does a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mckinley - Goodreads

Interesting history, I didn't know about children being relocated like this. Nice ending. 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. She lives in Southern California.

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