Train to Somewhere is a "finely crafted, heart-wrenching story" (Publisher's Weekly) of a young girl's experience on the orphan train and with her new adoptive family.
Bunting's simple text and Himler's full page illustrations capture the girl's hopes and anxieties as well as the historical period.
This book was a 1997 American Library Association Notable Children's Book!
Interest Level: Gr. 2-4 DRA Level: 40 Lexile: 440L
Grade Level Equiv: 2.8 Guided Reading: Q
Below are the first spreads from inside this book. Click to see larger version.
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