In The Face of Danger (Orphan Train Adventures, #3)
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In The Face of Danger (Orphan Train Adventures #3)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  410 ratings  ·  15 reviews
The Orphan Train Quartet follows the story of the six Kelly children, whose widowed mother has sent them west from New York City in 1856 because she realizes she can't give them the life they deserve.Shy Megan Kelly truly believes she is to blame for her family's misfortune. She'll never forget the day a gypsy grabbed her palm and read it, announcing that Megan was a "bad-...more
Paperback, 151 pages
Published July 1st 1996 by Laurel Leaf Library (first published 1988)
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Tracy
I didn't read Megan's part of the series the first time around years ago, so I was pleasantly surprised as to how much I enjoyed it. Poor Meg got the "Beth March" edit, the shy, quiet, boring one, and as a result, is easily overlooked both in the story and to the reader. It is a shame, because In the Face of Danger is not only better written than the first two books in the series, but also a great (and realistic) tale.

In In the Face of Danger, Meg is sent to live far away from her brothers and...more
Becky
I remember reading these as a child and I absolutely loved them. I figure if the memory of a book has been able to stick with me for over twenty years it deserves four stars. I also remember that these were the first characters I cried for in a book, the first time I was moved to an outburst of emotion by written word. Those are the types of things that stick with a bibliophile.

Read in fifth grade.
Jessica Richins
The third book of the Orphan Train Adventures follows Megan. She is separated from her siblings, and adopted by a young couple in the Kansas Territory just before Abraham Lincoln is elected president. She feels as though she is a bad luck penny because a gypsy once told her she was one. While living with her new parent, Megan learns to adapt to her new life and learn that she is more than just a bad luck penny.
Like the other Joan Lowery Nixon books I think the book was only mediocre at best. I d...more
Brian
Megan is a lot like Luke from the book Among the Hidden. Megan is a girl separated from the rest of her family to go live with the Browders in the west. Luke is a third child of a family and in his community they're not allowed to have more than two children. These two have plenty in common. They both are missing out in something very meaningful and healthy for life. Megan will not be able to experience some things you can only experience with your family. Luke will never be able to know what it...more
Katie
Remembered reading this series as a kid and wanted to reread.
Heather
#3 of the orphan train series. Very predictable.
Jessica
My favorite book in the Orphan Train series! I recommend it to all fans of historical fiction!
Tyler
Mar 28, 2008 Tyler rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Boys and Girls of all ages
This is another orphan train book and it along with all the other one's are amazing!
Annie
Very good! There were some interesting things to be learned from this story.
Jennifer
These were my absolute favorites as a teen, I read them several times over!
Marissa Garcia
Historical fiction that is solid, but nothing earth shattering.
Rshelite
third book in the orphan train series.
Xyndi
it was a good story
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nice!!!
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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...more
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