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Orphan train rider : one boy's true story /
by Andrea Warren.
imprint
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
description
80 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0395698227
format(s)
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imprint
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
isbn
0395698227
abstract
Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers.
catalogue key
1140381
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 73-74) and index.
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Reviews
Review Quotes
"A fascinating book about a social movement that predated today's foster homes, adoption agencies, and homeless shelters."
"A fascinating book about a social movement that predated today's foster homes, adoption agencies, and homeless shelters." School Library Journal, Starred
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Horn Book Magazine,
Booklist, July 1996
Horn Book Guide, March 1997
School Library Journal, August 1998
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Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers.
Main Description
The history of the orphan trains combined with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas.

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