YA eBook of The Day
This young readers’ edition of Christina Baker Kline’s #1 New York Times bestselling novel Orphan Train follows a twelve-year-old foster girl who forms an unlikely bond with a ninety-one-year-old woman.
Adapted and condensed for a young audience, Orphan Train Girl includes an author’s note and archival photos from the orphan train era. This book is especially perfect for mother/daughter reading groups.
Molly Ayer has been in foster care since she was eight years old. Most of the time, Molly knows it’s her attitude that’s the problem, but after being shipped from one family to another, she’s had her fair share of adults treating her like an inconvenience. So when Molly’s forced to help an a wealthy elderly woman clean out her attic for community service, Molly is wary.
But from the moment they meet, Molly realizes that Vivian isn’t like any of the adults she’s encountered before. Vivian asks Molly questions about her life and actually listens to the answers.
Soon Molly sees they have more in common than she thought. Vivian was once an orphan, too—an Irish immigrant to New York City who was put on a so-called “orphan train” to the Midwest with hundreds of other children—and she can understand, better than anyone else, the emotional binds that have been making Molly’s life so hard.
Together, they not only clear boxes of past mementos from Vivian’s attic, but forge a path of friendship, forgiveness, and new beginnings.
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As they grow up, Ron, Dovey, and Emil face great danger in a thrilling tale of grit, pluck, love, and glory to get Ron to his distance running, Olympic marathon dream.
Amazon Review: “If you’ve seen the movie “Rocky”, you’ll remember the scene where Rocky runs through the city with all the neighborhood’s kids cheering and running with him. That’s how you feel when reading this novel, like those kids cheering for the champion, in this case Ronnie, an underdog who struggles and finds his place in the world in a very personal and heartwarming way.”
The world contrives against a boy named Ron Campbell. His legs are mangled in a wreck and paralyzed. The people he loves die. His remaining relatives hate him.
Only his indomitable spirit sustains him – he will attempt every obstacle, face every danger, and answer every challenge to pursue his impossible dream of Olympic marathon champion. But nothing can prepare him for what awaits.
An epic journey of endurance lays ahead where he will learn that a true friend, whether animal or human, is the real prize of the world, and the mystical power of the spirit can work miracles.
The award-winning novel from Richard Ferguson is a new addition to the great tales of courage against all odds by Philip Pullman, Brandon Sanderson, and J.K. Rowling.
If anyone who reads this novel knows Clint Eastwood, I would appreciate it very much if you would tell him about it and get him to read it. When I wrote the character of Grandad in the story, I pictured Clint Eastwood in my mind. I believe the story would be the best movie Clint Eastwood has ever made.