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I really enjoyed this book. There were several stories of different children in this adventure and most were exciting. I knocked one point, as I wished the authors would have given the first introduced character, Teddy Hansen, more of a life line. He sort of fades during the book. The main characters ends up being the twin girls and Johnny Bostin. Otherwise, what a great story!
Orphan train trilogyAll My Tomorrows by Al Lacy is the second of three orphan train books chronicling a few of the thousands of stories of children from NYC who would have had completely different stories had they not ridden an orphan train West. The book tells about the orphans' adventures, from living on the mean streets and alleys, to settling in the West with families who were virtual strangers. I enjoyed the epilogue portion, where we got to learn what impact the orphan trains had on their
Extremely unrealistic I couldn't finish the book. Far fetched relationships, children conversing like adults, contrived and unnatural. Supposedly caring adults with no sense of the pain related to orphaned children.
Excellent novel showing how these children came about.
Good story but not well writtenThe title says it all. I scammed through most of the book as it was tedious and predictable. Could have been good.
The saddest parts were when Denna and Donna were separated and when Denna was beaten.
A good book but, I'm sure kids didn't discuss religion as much as they do in the book.
The story starts out in New York in 1874 and tells the stories of several children that had become orphans and are being transported by "The Orphan Train" out West to be adopted by families. The Orphan Train was started in 1854 by Dr. Charles Loring Brace after hearing of more than 30,000 children (orphans or run-aways) living on the streets of New York. For the next 75 years, until the last train in 1929, more than 250,000 children were placed in homes in every western state and territory excep...
I'd read this one once before, and I like it a bit better than the first one in the series. It is a sweet story about kids finding new homes. In it, several kids receive Christ into their hearts as well. The simple writing style is designed for children, but I ended up liking it a lot as I got to know the characters and got more into the plot. A fairly well written children's novel overall.
This was my second book in the Orphan Trains Trilogy by Al Lacy. I pre-read this book for my sons' US history. It's a good read for 5th/6th grade level. Lacy tastefully writes of the harshness that some children experienced during the Orphan Train era.
Twin sisters seperated while young. Years later they find each other. I liked the sisters (can't remember all the other dozens of people intwined in this one), but it was slightly coincidental that they found each other years later (although it COULD happen, I guess).
It was a good story, but I thought the dialogue of the characters was too modern for what was supposedly a book set in the 1800s.
Unfortunately, I don't remember a lot from this book since I read it over three years ago ...
2nd in the Orphan train series.......will make you angry, heart break, & joyful reading these stories of the children who were orphaned
Another good read. It brought some heartache in the middle, however, I'm glad they showed how some foster parents could really be!!!! I'm looking forward to all my tomorrow's!!!!!!
Written more for younger readers. Very simple story. I was interested in learning more about the orphan train. I think I'll try a non-fiction book.
This book is GREAT! I know I say that about a lot of books but this is awesome! I love this series and can't wait to readthe next book!
This is book 2 in The Orphan Train Trilogy.