Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story by Andrea Warren, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story

Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story

4.3 18
by Andrea Warren
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who

Overview

Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal, Starred Review - Shirley Wilton
From School Library Journal
Grade 4 and up. Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned and abandoned children from the cities of the eastern seaboard were "placed out" to new homes and families in the midwest and western states. Warren's account of the "orphan-train" phenomena, and of one man's story of how it affected his life, is an excellent introduction to researching or discussing children-at-risk in an earlier generation.
Children's Literature
By the middle of the 1800's, there were thousands of orphans and abandoned children in most major cities of the East. A minister named Charles Loring Brace came up with the idea of placing the kids in homes in the West among families who wanted kids and who could provide them with a wholesome place to grow up. It wasn't perfect, but for many children like Lee Nailling, it was salvation. He rode an orphan train for days out to Texas where a loving family took him in. It

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016545684
Publisher:
Andrea Warren
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
221,602
File size:
691 KB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Andrea Warren is a native Nebraskan who has called Kansas home since 1979. Her seven books of nonfiction for young readers include "Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story"; "We Rode the Orphan Trains"; "Pioneer Girl: A True Story of Growing Up on the Prairie"; "Escape From Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy"; "Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps"; "Under Siege! Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg," and "Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London." She is at work on a new book that will be released soon.

Warren's books have won a long list of honors, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award,the William Allen White Award, and the Robert F. Sibert Honor Award.
Warren says, "I write true stories about young people caught up in dramatic events. It's an interesting way to learn about history. Readers identify with my main characters and ask themselves, 'If that had been me, what would I have done?'"

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >