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Rodzina

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2008

    Chugging along with Rodzina

    Karen Cushman has taken one, not so small orphan, and placed twelve-year-old Rodzina Brodski, and some other 21 orphans, on the legendary orphan train heading west so all of the child outcast aboard have their chance at kissing-up to find a home. Rodzina is not just an orphan, but a large, stubborn, polish girl, that does not want to go west to be adopted, but to stay in Chicago at the Little Wanderer¿s Refuge. Too bad it¿s only a place where kids on the street may live temporarily, so she obviously had no choice. Aboard the train, Rodzina was ordered by Miss Doctor ¿ Miss don¿t touch¿ as Rodzina would say, to tend to the other children, do to the fact she was the oldest one there. Lacey a feebleminded little girl, leisurely over time became Rodzinas friend. While traveling from station to station, Rodzina is sad, full of loneliness, memories of her family, happy and excited at times, and a heart full of hope. All in all, Rodzina is a wonderful book, and completely deserves the medal it won.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2008

    Rodzinas journey

    ¿Rodzina is a wonderful and enchanting book that portrays the life of an orphan beautifully . Rodzina is a young orphan girl who¿s parents died in accident¿s. Rodzina¿s life is an exiting and mysterious story. Food loving Rodzina will enchant you with feelings that make you want to cry. If you like ¿Anne of Green Gables¿ you¿ll love this exiting book. As the mysteries of Rodzina¿s life unfold and she tries to find the meaning of her life. An enchanting story that keeps you captivated to the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2008

    Reviewer

    I absolutely loved this book. I finished it really quick and was disappointed that it was over, so I read it again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2008

    A reviewer

    Rodzina is a bitter sweet heartwarming story about a girl named Rodzina. She is an orphan who lives on a train because the train travels around to find famlies for the kids. Rodzina and her friends have a can as a bathroom and basically live off of peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches. All readers of realistic fiction will love Rodzina. It will make you want to keep reading until it is finished.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2008

    Read this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rodzina is a sad firceful journey for Rodizna to take. She is an orphan who is on a train a lot and eats peanut butter and Jelly sandwhiches for all of her meals. Her bathroom is a can in the back of the train. I highly recomend this book to anyone in 4th and 5th grade. You will enjoy it and not want to put it down until you finished it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2007

    Hope and Love

    The reason I put this headline is because it shows that Rodzina hoped that someone will love her. Rodzina is a Polish girl that ends up in a train with other orphans. It turns out, that orphans aren't going to find a good place to live, because a guy named Melvin called people to adopt orphans as slaves. Rodzina didn't have to go to a bad family, because Miss Doctor adopted her. Miss Doctor and Rodzina started a new life in California. I recommended this book to everyone, because it shows that if you lose someone you dearly cared about, you can love another person that you now dearly care about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2006

    fav.

    Rodzina is a girl that has lost her parents and must board an orphan train.I love books about orphans beacause their stories ( even fiction ) are more touching. But, this has got to be one of my favorites!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2003

    LOVE, WISDOM, PERSERVERENCE

    This book is just as fun for kids as Harry Potter. Like Harry Potter Rodzina has lost both her parents, but unlike Harry Potter she lacks all the magic and charm. The book is more of a historical fiction set in the 1800s. It tells the story of destitute orphans made to live with rural families as free child labor. This is the story of one of those orphans. Rodzina, proud of her Polish heritage, and unwilling to lose her identity, struggles to maintain her self-worth living with a family that treats her like a commodity. Two other books I highly recommend for children are: The Butterfly (Jay Singh) and The Little Prince (Saint-Exupery). And the one book I supremely recommend to all: The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2003

    Family

    The girl's name and description of the book's theme has compelled me to buy this -- I am certain I will love it. 'Rodzina' means 'family' in English -- how appropriate (and clever of Cushman)!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2003

    Wonderful!

    'Rodzina' is a wonderful book. It is about an orphan who is traveling west on an orphan train, trying to find a home. She ends up in a few bad homes, but finds a way to get out of them and back to the train. On the train, she meets many fellow orphans. You get to know them very well--it's almost as if you are riding the train yourself. The ending of the book is great, too. This book is a wonderful story telling about the quest to find a home. Highly recommended.

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    Posted December 16, 2009

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