Train to Somewhere

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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
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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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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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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