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Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story

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Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story

by Andrea Warren



  • Reading level: Ages 9-12, Grades 4-7
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 1 edition (September 28, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395913624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395913628



Summary:  This book chronicles the travels of an orphan train child, Lee Nailling, who rode the train to Texas where he was adopted with his brother. Unfortunately, the family did not keep him and he was sent to another family. The book bounces between the story of Lee Nailling and the history of the orphan trains. It shows the positive and negative outcomes of the orphan train children.  It covers a great deal of history and does end with a happy reunion between Lee and his brother.


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