Train to Somewhere (Hardcover)

Author: Bunting, Eve

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"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.


Publisher Turtleback Books
Mfg Part# 9780613286794
SKU 30925792
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0613286790
Release Date 4/17/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.5H x 9.25L x 0.5T
Author Info
Eve Bunting
Born in Ireland, Bunting moved to the United States in 1958 with her husband, Ed, and their three children. She began her career as a writer by taking a writing class at a local junior college. Her first book, THE TWO GIANTS, was published in 1972. In 1976, her book ONE MORE FLIGHT received the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
"Himler's lovely watercolor and gouache paintings express both the loneliness and hope of the children in scene after scene of the rugged new country. A reminder that the good old days were not so idyllic; this book will have a place in the history curriculum, but it's also an involving read-aloud."
"As in her Caldecott-winning book 'Smokey Night', Bunting reports without judging, ending her central story on a bright note, but leaving readers to think about the implications for others who weren't as lucky."
"Ronald Himler's watercolor and gouache illustrations are not only wonderfully evocative of another time but are emotionally affecting without being sentimental."
From the Publisher
Annotation A picture book based on the true stories of the "Orphan Trains," which from the mid-1800s to the late 1920s transported children from New York orphanages to adoptive families in the West. Marianne is a girl traveling on one of these trains, secretly hoping that her real mother will be waiting for her at one of the stops. As the journey progresses, more and more children are adopted by families along the way...but never Marianne. Will she ever find a family to love her and give her a home? Illustrated with watercolor and gouache paintings.
Editors Note Heading west aboard the Orphan Train, shy, plain Marianne soothes her fears over not being adopted by hoping that her mother will claim her along the way, but no one seems to want her until she reaches the end of the line, a town called Somewhere.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 06
Number of Pages 0032
Publisher Turtleback Books

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