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Train to Somewhere

Title

Train to Somewhere

Authors

Even Bunting

Illustrator

Ronald Himler

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

1996

ISBN

9780395713259

Pages

32 pages

Genre

historical

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

In the late 1800s, Marianne travels westward on the Orphan Train in hopes of being placed with a caring family.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Orphanage; Adoption; Foster care; orphans; adopted children; foster parents; foster children

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

adoptive parents

Awards

Booklist Book Review Stars, Feb. 1,1996 American Library Association
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth,1996 American Library Association
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition,2001 H.W. Wilson
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006 H.W. Wilson
Kirkus Book Review Stars,1996
Notable Children's Books,1997 ALSC American Library Association
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, February,1996 Cahners
Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve,2002 California Department of Education
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, March,1996 Cahners
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Reading List, 1998-1999
Nominee Arkansas
Charlie May Simon Children s Book Award, 1998-1999
Nominee Arkansas
Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice Award, 1999-2000
Nominee Pennsylvania
South Carolina Children's Book Award, 1999
Nominee South Carolina
Texas Bluebonnet Award, 1997-1998
Nominee Texas
Jefferson Cup Award, 1997 Honor Book Virginia

Keywords

train; train station; homeless; belonging; elder couple

Diversity Impact

direct

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