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A Place to Belong (Orphan Train Adventures #6)
Danny and his younger sister, Peg, are placed in St. Joseph, Missouri, with kind Alfrid and Olga Swenson. Danny is thrilled to have a "real" father again, but when Olga suddenly dies, he is devastated—until he thinks of an ingenious plan to find Alfrid a new wife.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 21st 1996 by Laurel Leaf
(first published 1989)
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In A Place to Belong, the next story in the Orphan Train saga, Danny Kelly wishes his family were back together. Danny’s a mix of Meg and Mike to some degree but lacks the rich characterization of his siblings in the previous three books. In his story, his younger sister Peg and he are adopted by Alfrid and Olga Swenson , not far from St. Joseph. Like in A Family Apart, there is a lot of abolitionist and anti-abolitionist talk as Abraham Lincoln is elected president. It’s been awhile since I’ve ...more
Danny and his sister Peg are sent out west on an orphan train, and are adopted together by a dear couple who take them to their farm in St. Joseph, MO. Tragedy strikes a few months later, which disrupts the home. Danny thinks he has a plan to make everything alright again. Will his plan work? I find “The Orphan Train Adventures” to be very well written and very instructive in historical value, as well as teaching other qualities and values that are just as necessary today as they were in the 186 ...more
Wow, me and this book go allll the way back to junior high school. I do remember reading this in the 7th grade and loving these books. I just looked it up and there are seven books to The Orphan Train Adventures. I think I only read two or three so I definitely want to read this series again but this time in order and all of them. I remember one of the stories made me cry. These books have always lingered in the back of my mind so I will make it a goal to get to them in 2015. =)
I am not sure but I think this is the last of the orphan train adventures. I liked it the best because the adopted mother dies and the kids convince their adopted father to bring her to where they live and marry her. Well it doesn't quite work out that way, but it is good.
Author of more than one hundred books, Joan Lowery Nixon is the only writer to have won four Edgar Allan Poe Awards for Juvenile Mysteries (and been nominated several other times) from the Mystery Writers of America. Creating contemporary teenage characters who have both a personal problem and a mystery to solve, Nixon captured the attention of legions of teenage readers since the publication of h ...moreMore about Joan Lowery Nixon...
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