FOR LOVERS OF HISTORICAL ADVENTURE, A FAMILY APART IS THE MIDDLE-GRADE ANSWER TO CHRISTINA BAKER KLINE'S NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ORPHAN TRAIN. Imagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen. This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children. Itas 1856, and their widowed mother has sent them west from New York City because sheas convinced that she canat give them the life they deserve. The Kellys board an aorphan traina and are taken to St. Joseph, Missouri, where their problems only grow worse. It was bad enough that they had to say goodbye to their mother, but now theyare forced to part ways with their fellow siblings as well. Thirteen-year-old Frances wonat stand for it. Sheas going to protect her brothers and sisters, even if it means dressing up like a boy and putting herself in danger. Will Frances be able to save her siblings? And what about her momawas splitting up their family really her greatest act of love? Ride the rails with Frances and her siblings to find out! aThis is as close to a perfect book as youall buy this year.a aVOYAImagine being taken from your home. Imagine your mother is the one who lets it happen. This is the fate that befalls the Kelly children.
|Title||:||A Family Apart|
|Author||:||Joan Lowery Nixon|
|Publisher||:||Delacorte Books for Young Readers - 2013-11-27|