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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Eve Bunting is always a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
Interesting story and beautiful illustrations. - Goodreads

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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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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, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

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