Orphan Trains: Taking the Rails to a New Life

Orphan Trains: Taking the Rails to a New Life

by Rebecca Langston-George


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Discover the true story of seven orphans who were settled with families in the Midwest by the Children's Aid Society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491485514
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Rebecca Langston-George is the author of 12 books including The Booth Brothers: Drama, Fame, and the Death of President Lincoln. She received the Armin R. Schulz Literacy Award from the California Reading Association in 2016 for writing that promotes social justice. Rebecca lives in Bakersfield, California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Clutching his Brother's Hand: Stanley Cornell 9

Chapter 2 Missionary to "Street Rats" 19

Chapter 3 Three Cheers for Michigan, The First Orphan Train 29

Chapter 4 From Newsboy to Mews Maker: Andrew Burke 39

Chapter 5 A Baby Doll of her Own: Agnes Ruth Anderson Hickok 49

Chapter 6 Just an Adopted Brat: Robert Hunt Hume 61

Chapter 7 Three Mothers and Many Sisters: Edith Peterson 73

Chapter 8 Pretending to Be Happy: Marguerite Driscoll Thompson 81

Chapter 9 A Little Boy with a Big Imagination: ArthurField Smith 89

Chapter 10 What Happened to the Riders? 97

Chapter 11 What Happened to the Orphan Trains? 109

Orphan Train Timeline 116

Glossary 118

Read More 119

Internet Sites 119

Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 120

Select Bibliography 121

Source Notes 124

Index 127


narrative nonfiction; fascinating stories of children and what became of them; US history

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