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Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas.

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  • “Hicks’s narration is clear and well paced, characteristics that are appropriate for a historical work. She provides down-home Western accents for some of the people portrayed in the book, and her vocal variation helps to keep the listener’s interest.”


  • “A good resource on an intriguing subject.”


  • “Warren’s title offers a wealth of information and is rich in human interest.”

    School Library Journal

  • Winner of the 1996 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award
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About the Author

Andrea Warren’s books of nonfiction for young readers include Orphan Train Rider, Pioneer Girl, Escape from Saigon, Surviving Hitler, and Under Siege!. Warren’s books have won a long list of honors, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the William Allen White Award, and the Robert F. Sibert Honor Award.