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"These stories are wonderful, believable and historically consistent with many of the true stories. They brought a tear, goosebumps and the chills." - C. Warren Moses, retired Children's Aid Society CEO and ArchivistCharles, William and Joanna all find themselves alone and in need of help. Thanks to the Children's Aid Society and the orphan trains they are given a second c "These stories are wonderful, believable and historically consistent with many of the true stories. They brought a tear, goosebumps and the chills." - C. Warren Moses, retired Children's Aid Society CEO and ArchivistCharles, William and Joanna all find themselves alone and in need of help. Thanks to the Children's Aid Society and the orphan trains they are given a second chance at a happy ending. In each of the three historical fiction stories in this collection, readers meet an orphan train rider and follow them on their journey. Can Charles find a new home before Christmas? Will Joanna ever find a place where she belongs? Can Irish William find a way to fit in America?


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"These stories are wonderful, believable and historically consistent with many of the true stories. They brought a tear, goosebumps and the chills." - C. Warren Moses, retired Children's Aid Society CEO and ArchivistCharles, William and Joanna all find themselves alone and in need of help. Thanks to the Children's Aid Society and the orphan trains they are given a second c "These stories are wonderful, believable and historically consistent with many of the true stories. They brought a tear, goosebumps and the chills." - C. Warren Moses, retired Children's Aid Society CEO and ArchivistCharles, William and Joanna all find themselves alone and in need of help. Thanks to the Children's Aid Society and the orphan trains they are given a second chance at a happy ending. In each of the three historical fiction stories in this collection, readers meet an orphan train rider and follow them on their journey. Can Charles find a new home before Christmas? Will Joanna ever find a place where she belongs? Can Irish William find a way to fit in America?

9 review for Orphan Train Riders: Three Historical Fiction Stories

  1. 4 out of 5

    Breanna

    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. I recently reviewed another one of Amanda Zieba's books and I again found this book to be a quick and cute read. It's very heartwarming and I actually found myself teary-eyed which isn't so common when reading a children's book. I feel like this would be a great addition to a classroom. I always have a special fondness for books that result in me doing research while I'm reading. The Children's Aid So Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. I recently reviewed another one of Amanda Zieba's books and I again found this book to be a quick and cute read. It's very heartwarming and I actually found myself teary-eyed which isn't so common when reading a children's book. I feel like this would be a great addition to a classroom. I always have a special fondness for books that result in me doing research while I'm reading. The Children's Aid Society and its orphan trains were real and I never knew about them; I love learning new things! I doubt the real-life stories were always quite as heartwarming as these, but this is a children's story after all. Amanda Zieba also explores the fact that the Irish were discriminated against when they first came to America. I think this is a great way to discuss discrimination since being Irish is something that people now proudly tout in America. It's a great way to demonstrate to children how fickle and ridiculous prejudice is. Again, I must state that there were a few typos throughout the story which I don't think should happen in a short children's story. Once you see a couple of such typos it becomes a bit distracting as well.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Orphan Train Riders By Amada Zieba Thanks to the author for sharing a copy of this book with @Kid Lit Exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This historical fiction book contains three heartwarming stories about the Orphan Trains which took place in the late 1800s. Each tale, told from the child’s perspective, describes a different child’s experiences as they ride the Orphan Train west in search of a new family. In the past, I have read rather distressing stories about what happened to som Orphan Train Riders By Amada Zieba Thanks to the author for sharing a copy of this book with @Kid Lit Exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This historical fiction book contains three heartwarming stories about the Orphan Trains which took place in the late 1800s. Each tale, told from the child’s perspective, describes a different child’s experiences as they ride the Orphan Train west in search of a new family. In the past, I have read rather distressing stories about what happened to some of these children, so I was hesitant about beginning the book. However, each of the stories, which includes the details of the sad lives the children are leaving behind, as well as their lives in their new homes has a happy ending. They do describe the hardships in their new homes and the expectations that the children help with the chores, which of course was a part of life for all kids at that time. I would recommend this book to teachers and libraries who are looking for a historical fiction novel to recommend to children who want to learn more about this period in American history. It would also be a good read aloud during a unit on U.S. history after the Civil War.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kaitlyn

  4. 5 out of 5

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  7. 4 out of 5

    Brenna Rutherford

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly Scheets

  9. 4 out of 5

    Pj

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