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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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Bunting puts all of us on a train to somewhere, but it’s hard to finish with a dry eye. Bunting brings to life the tales of an orphanage train through the stories of Marianne who is expecting to see her mother waiting for her at any stop. By the end you’ll sure to have some watery eyes, that is if you haven’t already cried earlier in it. Great book for families especially those with adopted children, and great conversation piece.  

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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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it shows all a child can be and also show them to be thankful for what they have.

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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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User Review  - imtanner2 - LibraryThing

This is a beautiful story about a girl trying to find her mom at the end of the 19th century. Read full review


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