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User Review  - NiinaMariie - LibraryThing

A heart-wrentching story for older elementary students about orphan trains and adoptions. A great way to teach that people come from all different places and it is not always by choice. A great story to teach compassion for others. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah.Lew - LibraryThing

This book is appropriate for kindergarten through third grade. This is a touching story about a girl who has been orphaned and is hoping to see her mother at the end of the journey. It is definitely a ... Read full review

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User Review  - kes030 - LibraryThing

The hero of this story dreams about lost parents. Very touching story! Offers so much hope to disappointments in life. Could be a great book to read to open the door to great discussions. Read full review

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User Review  - bmille16 - LibraryThing

First off, I love the watercolor paintings in this book. It gives a vivid understanding and outlook on what it was like during this time. The book was about a fourteen year old girl, hoping to reunite ... Read full review

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User Review  - dmarie8 - LibraryThing

Most appropriate for first and second graders based on amount of text and content. First graders might have trouble reading on their, but would benefit from hearing this as a read aloud. Second ... Read full review

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User Review  - mlucas09 - LibraryThing

Summary: A train takes a group of orphans to different families in hopes that they will be adopted by families. In the end a young girl learns that what she was waiting for all along wasn't as great as what she got: a new family. Genre: Historical Fiction Media: Watercolor and Gouache Read full review

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User Review  - nmv003 - LibraryThing

This book is about a school of orphan children who take a train to a series of locations to get picked by different familys. Find out what happens to Marianne(one of the orphans). Read full review

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Author Eve Bunting captures the history of Orphans and Orphan trains, and the harsh reality of these circumstances through this first-person narrative story of a young girl Marianne and her hope that her Mother will come back for her. The author captures Marianne’s hopeful wish that her Mother will be at one of the town stops along the train route to pick her up. One by one, her fellow friends are adopted along the way, leaving only Marianne at the last train stop to find a loving couple that offer security and acceptance to Marianne. The illustrations by Ronald Himler create a vivid picture of this time period though vibrant painting. The illustrations enhance this important part of our history and create an amazing visual which engages children to learn more about Marianne.  

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This book is about a little orphan girl who hops on a train and is on the search for her mom. The train stops at many places, each bringing different journies for this little girl. At the trains last stop she finds a new family that adopts her.

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this is one vary good book about a train to somewhere.
But what happend to marrian and how long did marrian live
how long did marrian live.


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