A Family Apart, Joan Lowery Nixon
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A Family Apart

Author: Joan Lowery Nixon

Series: Orphan Train Adventures #1

Narrator: Barbara Caruso

Unabridged: 4 hr 46 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC

Published: 01/18/2013

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Historical - United States - 19th Century

Ages: 12 - UP


In 1860, life in New York City's slums is hard and dangerous. For a widow with six children, it is impossible. So when Mrs. Kelly learns of the Children's Aid Society, she sees a way to provide for her children. They will be sent west on an "orphan train" to families eager for help on their farms. Thirteen-year-old Mary Frances is confused and angry. How could a mother send her children away? At her new home in Missouri, however, Mary Frances is surprised to discover that the kind family provides a refuge on the Underground Railroad. Their sacrifices will finally help her understand her mother's difficult decision. Joan Lowery Nixon is a four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Juvenile Mystery Award. She has also received two Golden Spur Awards. The author of more than a hundred books for children, she was inspired to write The Orphan Train Adventures by the true stories of its children. Through Barbara Caruso's lively narration, A Family Apart quickly draws listeners into Mary Frances' world.

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Orphan Train Adventures #1

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Orphan Train Adventures #2

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Orphan Train Adventures #3

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