Orphan Train: Summary and Analysis
- Narrated by: Trevor Clinger
- Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-27-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Summary Station
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline follows Niamh (pronounced Neev) who lived with her family in New York until her father and brothers are killed in a fire and her mother is sent to a mental hospital. Niamh is left to the Child's Aid Society and eventually placed on an Orphan Train to be transported to the Midwest in search of a new family. Many years later Niamh's name is changed and changed again. She is now 91 and twice widowed. Molly is a girl on a crash course with disaster. She has been passed around in the modern day foster system since she was a young girl. Her father died in a car accident and her mother was taken to jail. Molly is sentenced to spend 50 hours of community service for stealing and is sentenced helping Vivian clean out her attic. Somehow the unlikely duo become close friends.
Here is a preview of what you'll learn:
General Overview and Summary of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Analysis of Orphan Train
The Historical Significance Behind Orphan Train
Learn About The Actual Practices That Were Taking Place In The United States
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By Ntussia on 02-08-17
Wow thanks! So easy to understand!
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By peggy on 09-15-17
Wow, amazing review!
It's hard to believe that over 30,000 children were homeless and roaming the busy streets of New York City in the 1850s. This book is so powerful. The author did a great job and reviewing the Orphan Train book. The narrator also made it an enjoyable listening experience. Recommend!