Orphan Train


Fawcett (1979)

By James Magnuson and Dorothea G. Petrie

This tender novel vividly recreates life in the 1850s when tens of thousands of abandoned, homeless children roamed the streets of New York City. As twenty-eight-year-old Emma Symns is placed in charge of taking a train full of children to the Midwest in search of new homes, she is about to begin the adventure of her life.



“The story glows with the spirit of heroism and human warmth.”

~ Milwaukee Journal