In the Face of Danger (The Orphan Train Adventures Series #3)

In the Face of Danger (The Orphan Train Adventures Series #3)

by Joan Lowery Nixon

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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 can't give them the life they deserve.

Shy Megan Kelly truly believes she is to blame for her family's misfortune. She'll never forget the day a gypsy grabbed her palm and read it, announcing that Megan was a "bad-luck penny" who would always bring trouble to those around her.

Megan is happy when a loving young couple living in the rugged Kansas territory adopt her. But during the first trying months, a blizzard, a pack of prairie wolves, and armed fugitive are just some of the disasters the family must face. Megan is certain the gypsy's curse is real. With the help of her new family, can Megan find a way to overcome her fear and superstition?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836826401
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Series: Orphan Train Adventures Series , #3
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Joan Lowery Nixon was the author of more than 130 books for young readers and was the only four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Young Adult Mystery Award. She received the award for The Kidnapping of Christina LattimoreThe SéanceThe Name of the Game Was Murder, and The Other Side of the Dark, which also won the California Young Reader Medal. Her historical fiction included the award-winning series The Orphan Train Adventures, Orphan Train Children, and Colonial Williamsburg: Young Americans.

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In the Face of Danger (The Orphan Train Adventures Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very magical book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in sixth grade and I read this book, I started one night and I didn't want to put it down. The next day in school I sneeked it in my desk and was reading during class it was so good, When you finnish this book you will be upset that it is over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had some unexpected problems and twists which keep it interesting. I recommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book and it shows a side to Megan Kelly that you didn't see in A Family Apart. She shows courage and strength. When their neighbor brings home a new wife and she calls her a dirty Irish she doesn't loose her temper ( I would have ) Instead, she does her best to make her feel at home and welcome. Megan faces trials that many of us wouldn't be brave enough to face. This is a good and adventurous book. I really enjoyed it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the Face of Danger demonstrates the bravery of a girl named Megan. In the beginning, she think that her family was torn apart because of the fortune teller. Later on in the book, Megan finds herself doing things that she never thought she could do. This is a book that will get you sad, happy, and wanting to finish the book as soon as possible to find out what happens in the end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Megan Kelly a strong part of the Kelly family thinks she is to blaime for what happen to her family. Megan finds herself in great adventures in her new home, but she also deals with an English woman who calls her 'a shanting Irosh.' This book was great I have never read a book more better then this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very intrging,and I felt as if I, too were in the Kansas plains with Meghan Kelley.