A Place to Belong

A Place to Belong

by Joan Lowery Nixon

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Overview

The Orphan Train Quartet follows the story of the six Kelly children, whose widowed mother has sent them west from New York City in 1856 because she realizes she cannot give them the life they deserve.

Danny and his younger sister Peg feel lucky to be adopted by kind Alfrid and Olga Swenson in St. Joseph, Missouri. But when Olga dies suddenly, the children fear they will lose their wonderful new family.

Danny comes up with an ingenious plan so they won't be separated, and which might even bring his real family back together. Then Danny runs into a phony doctor he knew from New York City, who recognizes him. Can Danny protect himself and those he loves from the evil doctor and still make his plan work?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812491326
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publication date: 09/01/1990
Series: Orphan Train Series , #4
Pages: 147
Sales rank: 851,644
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon (1927—2003) was an American journalist and author, specializing in historical fiction and mystery books for children and young adults. Some of her popular books include The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, the Orphan Train Adventures series, and The Other Side of Dark, the last of which was adapted into a television movie entitled Awake to Danger (1995). Nixon won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, and had five additional nominations. She died in 2003 of pancreatic cancer.

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A Place to Belong (The Orphan Train Adventures Series #4) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favs but sad because once Peg got anither mom she fies you should get it
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that this is the best Orphan Train book yet. I think that it has a sad ending though. I wish that Alfrid would have married Danny and Peg's ma. Then the book would be purfect.