Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act

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by Joan Lowery Nixon
     
 

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As the saga of the Kelly children continues, Mike Kelly is adopted by a German immigrant farm family living in Missouri. Although they are kind to him, they are mainly interested in having cheap labor.  See more details below

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As the saga of the Kelly children continues, Mike Kelly is adopted by a German immigrant farm family living in Missouri. Although they are kind to him, they are mainly interested in having cheap labor.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Mystery, intrigue, compassion and adventure are but a few of the feelings aroused as you read this true story of a little known time in the history of the United States. Mike is one of the six Kelly children on the Orphan Train, sent out by The Children's Aid Society which searches for homes in the West for New York City orphans. From the beginning Mike knew that life would be difficult living with the Friedrich family. Mr. Friedrich is a taskmaster to all who work on his farm. Marta and Reuben befriend Mike and they make life a little more bearable. There were secrets in the family and Mike suspects the worst. The Friedrich's son, Gunter, is determined to "send Mike back to New York" and he uses dirty tricks to accomplish his goal. Fortunately, in the end Mike turns the tables on Gunter and justice is served. This is one of six titles in the "Orphan Train Adventures," and although the characters and their adventures are fictional, the context in history is accurate. It is a thoroughly engaging story that leaves you wanting to know more about the Orphan Train and the children. 2000, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 10 to 14, $21.27. Reviewer: Karen Werner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307827562
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
11/27/2013
Series:
Orphan Train Adventures
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
377,753
Lexile:
800L (what's this?)
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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Meet 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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Caught in the Act 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book but a little scarh but in the d tus out fine
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Caught in the act is a boring book that does not catch you attention I would not read it if I were you. The author might be good in some other books but certainly not this one! This book should never have been published. If you like Little House on the Prairie books you just might like this one. Mike gets sent to the west side of the United States because he was a pick pocket in New York and got sent the on an orphanage train and met a U.S army captain Joshua Taylor. That¿s what I think on it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this book is a good story that just makes you want to keep reading more. When my class read it, people would keep reading more to themselves after we stopped and put them away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a good book, but it wasn't my favorite. This book was pretty exiting until I quit reading. Go ahead READ IT!