Paperback Ð Whistle-Stop West MOBI µ

Whistle-Stop West➲ Whistle-Stop West Read ➺ Author Arleta Richardson – Varanus.us In the early s countless orphans rode the Orphan Train West in search of new homes and new lives This series is based on the true story of Ethan Cooper Throughout the series, the children learn to tru In the early s countless orphans rode the Orphan Train West in search of new homes and new lives This series is based on the true story of Ethan Cooper Throughout the series, the children learn to trust God to help them with unexpected surprises.

Paperback  Ð Whistle-Stop West MOBI µ
  • Paperback
  • 142 pages
  • Whistle-Stop West
  • Arleta Richardson
  • English
  • 16 October 2019
  • 0781435374

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  1. says:

    That s how I ll feel when you get adopted, Ethan told Bet as they watched Bu I probably won t cry I don t think boys do that They do on the inside, Bert said I know I willThis book


  2. says:

    Oh, this story was such a delight Each of the little stories about the families waiting to adopt a child from the orphan train made me want to know what happened after they got their child And Ethan is still the best big brother So sweet I wanted to take them all home with me The Christian aspects of the story were woven in well, not just dumped.No cautions necessary.


  3. says:

    A wonderful collection of faith filled stories based on a real life account Book 2 of the series tells how Ethan and his family are placed up for adoption, and take a ride on the Orphan Train all the way to their new home in Nebraska, with many interesting experiences along the way Written in a straight forward, uncomplicated style, the story of Ethan Cooper and his three young siblings was uplifting, endearing, and inspirational This collection would be perfect for a family read aloud or ho A wonderful collection of faith filled stories based on a real life account Book 2 of the series tells how Ethan and his family are placed up for adoption, and take a ride on the Orphan Train all the way to their new home in Nebraska, with many interesting experiences along the way Written in a straight forward, uncomplicated style, the story of Ethan Cooper and his three young siblings was uplifting, endearing, and inspirational This collection would be perfect for a family read aloud or homeschool reading list with the discussion questions and suggested activities included at the end of each book The stories flow well from book to book with a little recap in subsequent books, enough to remind the reader where the story left off Faith lessons woven into each story illustrate the power of prayer, trusting God in difficult circumstances, knowing each person matters to the Good Shepherd and that He cares about the details of each person s life I enjoyed reading the history also at the end of each book, which told what really occurred in their lives Recommend for all ages, especially families looking for good historically based stories with faith elements Fans of the Grandma s Attic series will enjoy this one as well Book series provided by NetGalley and David C Cook Publications in exchange for my honest review


  4. says:

    I m feeling a little sad as I write this, as if I ve just left behind a group of fond friends after a long and enjoyable journey together, and I guess in a way I have.Two days ago, NetGalley gifted me all four books in the Beyond the Orphan Train Series by Arleta Richardson, in return for an honest review I wasn t sure what to expect when I first received these books, I guess a part of me expected to cringe my way through them because the description likened them to the Little House on the Pr I m feeling a little sad as I write this, as if I ve just left behind a group of fond friends after a long and enjoyable journey together, and I guess in a way I have.Two days ago, NetGalley gifted me all four books in the Beyond the Orphan Train Series by Arleta Richardson, in return for an honest review I wasn t sure what to expect when I first received these books, I guess a part of me expected to cringe my way through them because the description likened them to the Little House on the Prairie, which I ve always found to be a bit corny and though at times these books could indeed be that way, they still managed to absorb me completely.The four books in the series are called, Looking for home, Whistle Stop West, Prairie Homestead and Across the border All four of the books follow the story of the Cooper family which is comprised of Ethan and his younger siblings Alice, Simon and Will.We meet the children not long after their mothers death as they are setting off on the first journey of their young lives, to a Christian orphanage What s great about these books, is that they came about because of the remembering of a real person, which means the majority of the happenings within its pages, really took place Which only helps to further endear you to the characters and the amazing experiences they lived through in their younger years.Not only that, but you get an interesting glimpse into American History that includes the little known ophan trains that transported thousands of children to Midwestern farm homes and small communities between 1854 and 1929.As I read these books I found myself falling in love with not only the main characters but many of the bit players too and wishing that I could travel with all the children as they disembarked from the train and into the arms of their new families So much so, that I was often holding back tears as I watched characters that I d become attached to walk out of the story for good.This was made evenpoignant, by the thought, that many of them may have actually been real children, whose ancestors might still be alive today Oh how I d love to be able to track those relatives down and discover what became of each and every child on that train, and that s the main problem with these books, the desire for them never to end These books however, are not for everyone Written in a simple fashion, no doubt due to their target audience being children, there were times when I felt as if issues resolved themselves a little too quickly and dare I say it unrealistically This was probably in an attempt to hold children s attention, but after, what could be fairly long build up, at times, these quick endings left me feeling a little cheated On top of that, there were times when I felt it would have been nice for the story to divulge a littledetail Especially in the case of the other children that traveled on the orphan train That said the stories base in reality probably made this impossible for the author to actually achieve, without adding a lotfiction So who is this book for A young audience could definitely gain a lot from these books, not only can they enjoy a heartwarming tale of adventure, but they ll also learn some interesting American history, that could very easily open the door for some extended learning, which is always great for homeschooling mums like myself, that said, I still think there is a lot, adult readers can take away from these books if they approach them with an open mind I ve certainly enjoyed them and am really glad that I ve read them.Something else to remember is that these books are relatively short reads on their own In fact, I found that reading all of them together, felt like reading just one novel of around 60 000 words.If you do pick them up, remember to keep some tissues on hand.originally appeared as a review on my blog, dreaming of publication, you can view it in it s original format at the following link


  5. says:

    The Orphans Journey is one story told in 4 sequential books.The setting of the books is in the late 1800 s, where you meet the Cooper family of 9 siblings, who have no parents There are too many children to take care of, so 4 of them are sent away to Briarlane Christian Children s Home This story centers on those 4 kids Ethan, Alice, Simon, and Will.Ethan, being the oldest of the four being sent to the orphanage, feels he must be the one to keep his family together Things get a little cra The Orphans Journey is one story told in 4 sequential books.The setting of the books is in the late 1800 s, where you meet the Cooper family of 9 siblings, who have no parents There are too many children to take care of, so 4 of them are sent away to Briarlane Christian Children s Home This story centers on those 4 kids Ethan, Alice, Simon, and Will.Ethan, being the oldest of the four being sent to the orphanage, feels he must be the one to keep his family together Things get a little crazy out of hand, as the train is coming to pick up orphans to take them across the country To add to all the chaos,challenges are created when bullies appear at the orphanage, and also when the siblings are threatened by being adopted into separate families.In the Cooper s adventures, they encounter Indians, a dust storm, and meet up with a horrifying bandit It takes a lot of courage for Ethan to keep track of his other 3 siblings, plus his new friends at the orphanage He wants to stay with everyone he loves, but decisions have to be made He finds that looking to God will help him sort his troubles.In this series, where one book leaves off, the next book continues It is like reading one big story, divided into 4 books each of which are approximately 140 pages.Also, you might recognize the author, Arleta Richardson, writer of the Grandma s Attic series.This was a wonderful series of books I learned a lot about orphan trains, and other things going on in that time period, etc I think a lot of kids would definitely enjoy reading these books.Book One Looking for HomeBook Two Whistle stop WestBook Three Prairie HomesteadBook Four Across the Border


  6. says:

    The second book, Whistle Stop West, deals with the adventures of the Coopers and some of the other children we met in the first book, as they travel on the train to their new homes in the West To know that this story is based on a real family makes this story so real for my boys.Again there are a few adventures and scary moments that make us realize how fortunate we are not to have gone out to the unknown to find a family to love us We meet circus performers on this one and Simone has his own The second book, Whistle Stop West, deals with the adventures of the Coopers and some of the other children we met in the first book, as they travel on the train to their new homes in the West To know that this story is based on a real family makes this story so real for my boys.Again there are a few adventures and scary moments that make us realize how fortunate we are not to have gone out to the unknown to find a family to love us We meet circus performers on this one and Simone has his own adventure, and a few chuckles There are also some hard goodbyes when new families come and take some of the children at the stops along the route, how hard that must have been for these children to see those they care about leave, and never to been seen by them again.We can t wait for the next book in this series.I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher David C Cook, and was not required to give a positive review


  7. says:

    I found it interesting to learn about the orphan trains and the experiences the children had or might have had However, my son didn t get into these books, perhaps because they could have been better written.


  8. says:

    I always LOVED these books as a kid And now there s 2after this one Yay I always hoped the orphans would have a lovely life after they got picked.


  9. says:

    What a delightful story Great characters I will post my full review soon.


  10. says:

    4 stars for a positive take on the historical Orphan Trains that carried 1000s of children to homes in various parts of the country Many found good homes, others did not The children in this story find homes that suit them, so you know it isfiction than fact The characters could have usedsubstance, as little was said about them It is a nice series for family reading, with good teaching points life is not the same for everyone not all children have happy home lives bad or sad t 4 stars for a positive take on the historical Orphan Trains that carried 1000s of children to homes in various parts of the country Many found good homes, others did not The children in this story find homes that suit them, so you know it isfiction than fact The characters could have usedsubstance, as little was said about them It is a nice series for family reading, with good teaching points life is not the same for everyone not all children have happy home lives bad or sad things happen to all sorts of people family is important a family is a group of people who love and care about one another This family can even be in an orphanage

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