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Train to Somewhere
Contributor(s): Bunting, Eve (Author), Himler, Ronald (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0618040315     ISBN-13: 9780618040315
Publisher: Clarion Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: April 2000

Annotation: "A heartbreaking picture book tells the story of the 19th-century Orphan Train in the voice of the plain girl nobody wants. Himler's beautiful, understated paintings show the train steaming across the prairie and the children trying to smile and look their best, hoping that someone will adopt them."--ALA "Booklist" Editor's Choice. Full color.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
- Juvenile Fiction | Historical - United States - 19th Century
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 95006787
Age Level: 4-7
Grade Level: Preschool-2
Lexile Measure: 610(Not Available)
Guided Reading: Q (Grade 4)
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 10.3" W x 9.1" (0.33 lbs) 32 pages
- Theometrics - Secular
- Topical - Adoption
- Topical - Family
- Chronological Period - 1851-1899
- Cultural Region - Western U.S.
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 03/27/2000 pg. 86
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 14597
Reading Level: 2.8   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:
Marianne, heading west with fourteen other children on an Orphan Train, is sure her mother will show up at one of the stations along the way. When her mother left Marianne at the orphanage, hadn't she promised she'd come for her after making a new life in the West? Stop after stop goes by, and there's no sign of her mother in the crowds that come to look over the children. No one shows any interest in adopting shy, plain Marianne, either. But that's all right: She has to be free for her mother to claim her. Then the train pulls into its final stop, a town called Somewhere . . .

Contributor Bio(s): Himler, Ronald: - Ronald Himler is the award-winning illustrator of more than 75 books for children. He lives in the desert outside of Tuscon, Arizona and can be visited online at ronhimler.com
Bunting, Eve: -

Eve Bunting has written over two hundred books for children, including the Caldecott Medal-winning Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, The Wall, Fly Away Home, and Train to Somewhere. She lives in Southern California.

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