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User Review  - magarcia - LibraryThing

This story offers hope to any child who suffers major disappointments in life. Children are able to relate to this book even if sad, but all things can be overcome. It is sad but exhilarating in the end. Great reading for adults and children. Read full review

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User Review  - mmwrigh3 - LibraryThing

A historical fiction story about the orphans in the late 1800s-early 1900s that were homeless and sent by train cross country to find homes. Marianne is scared but excited to have the chance to ... Read full review

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User Review  - DayehSensei - LibraryThing

A sad, touching tale about a fictional girl, Marianne, who is placed on one of the very real orphan trains, heading west between the 1850s and 1920s. Marianne looks for her mother at each stop and gets increasingly sad and anxiety-ridden when she realizes that no one wants to adopt her. Read full review

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User Review  - amspicer - LibraryThing

Train to somewhere is a very moving book about 14 orphans who get on a train and head West in hopes of being adopted. The story is told from the point of view of the eldest orphan, Marianne. She has ... Read full review

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User Review  - foster7 - LibraryThing

This story is told from the point of view of Marianne, a young orphan, who is traveling westward on the Orphan Train, with thirteen other orphans. She hopes to be reunited with her mother, even as the ... Read full review

User Review  - a mother of 2 - Christianbook.com

I read this book in the library, and I thought it was sweet and touching. The writing and illustrations are excellent. However, I want to warn readers that it is serious and sad in tone. The end is ... Read full review

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Train to Somewhere gives a factual account of the Orphan Trains with characters who develop and grow within the historically accurate setting. This book would be good for the classroom to educate about the history of how the United States managed orphans and a history lesson on westward expansion. The artwork and clothing of the characters are historically accurate. This story engages the readers about the lives of orphans during the westward expansion. This story educates readers about the emotions of loss, uncertainty, and acceptance. These are strong emotions for young readers to contemplate. I wish there was more detail in the faces of the illustrations, it would have been a good social learning experience to see the emotion on the character’s face that the students could pair with the text. 

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User Review  - JennysBookBag.com - LibraryThing

This story almost made me cry. I was both sad and happy for Marianne. Read full review

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

Both heartwrenching and wonderful this reveals a orphan's story of going to the west in search of a family she never expects. WONDERFUL! Read full review

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User Review  - brandaman - LibraryThing

Kind of sad ending, but good. Read full review


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