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: 9781623706302
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 10/01/2016
Series: Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Stories Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,229,840
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(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

Clutching his brothers's hand : Stanley Cornell — Missionary to "street rats" — Three cheers for Michigan, the first orphan train — From newsboy to news maker : Andrew Burke — A baby doll of her own : Agnes Ruth Anderson Hickok — Just an adopted brat : Robert Hunt Hume — Three mothers and many sisters : Edith Peterson — Pretending to be happy : Margurite Driscoll Thompson — A little boy and a big imagination : Arthur Field Smith — What happened to the riders? — What happened to the orphan trains?


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

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