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Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure
This title covers these subjects: Abandoned children., Orphanages., Plot-your-own stories., Orphans.
Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure
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Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure

In the early 1900s, adults hoped to find parents for homeless city children by sending them west on trains. Most of these children had no idea whether they would find kind adoptive families or be forced to work like slaves. Will you: • Head west after living on the streets of New York City? • Search for a home for you and your three younger siblings? • Try to care for yourself and your baby sister on your own?

GenreWar Stories
Reading LevelGrades 3-4
Interest LevelGrades 3-7
Lexile Level630L
Early Intervention Level28
PublisherCapstone Press
BrandYou Choose Books
Page Dimensions5 1/4" x 7 1/2"
Page Count112
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $34.65 School/Library Price



Library Media Connection - Kathleen Cool

"This excellent series takes students back in time. Readers have the option of choosing which path they want each of three characters to take. Each character is a child or young adult who faces tough situations and decisions that are typical of the time period. For example, in The Salem Witch Trials, the reader can choose to read about someone accused of witchcraft, be the relative of an accused witch, or be the accuser. What makes this series stand out is the historical background provided. Illustrations are scattered throughout the pages. In Orphan Trains actual photographs are used as well. The quick pace of the stories will appeal to reluctant readers, as will the option for them to choose what will happen next." - Library Media Connection

November 1, 2011


Junior Library Guild

Selected by Junior Library Guild for Spring 2011

April 1, 2011

Elizabeth Raum

Elizabeth Raum

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

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