A Place to Belong

by Joan Lowery Nixon

A sequence of novels based on the true experiences of New York City children sent... read more

A sequence of novels based on the true experiences of New York City children sent between 1854-1929 on orphan trains to live with foster families in the West concludes with Danny and Peg's story. The author's uses of archival material is coupled with her skill in developing believable characters in unusual situations. The device of opening and closing the novel with a short contemporary scene links present-day children with their ancestors. Other books about the Kelly children are A FAMILY APART (1987); CAUGHT IN THE ACT (1988); and IN THE FACE OF DANGER (1988). (Ages 10-13)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1988

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