- Library Binding: 180 pages
- Publisher: Legendary Publications; 1st edition (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615297552
- ISBN-13: 978-0615297552
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,194,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top Customer Reviews
I picked up this book on Ellis Island and it was overpriced but I was glad to pay it as I feel it was a donation to keeping History alive. It is a book about survival of the utmost by babies and children. I found myself trying to relate to these innocent children left on the street to survive any way they could. The wonderful people who recognized their struggles and helped them physically, mentally and spiritually are especially heartwarming to read about and I wish I could have joined them. Talk about tough times - we have no idea, talk about being frightened - I don't have a clue, talk about street smarts, they must have had a great education. I do wish that Renee Wendinger would have delved more into the particulars of some of the children and just how they survived and wrote about their lives. How some of these individuals survived - their intimate story would be of interest to me. God bless her for writing this book and putting it all together so we don't forget part of our history that contributed to what we have and are today.
The history of the Orphan Trains was kept out of school books after realizing what was done with the families that were torn apart, some never to unite...others never to know their true names, parents, history or ancestry.
The author knows first hand as she continues to search on behalf of her mother to learn of her mother's biological parents.
I highly recommend you read the book and then donate it at your local library. Then be sure to share the history with others and pass on this missing piece of history on behalf of all those who are still looking for their ancestry, their true identities and parents.
The book was purchased through Amazon and it was delivered promptly and in excellent shape.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the history of how these challenges were dealt with and would have liked more history
to have been built into the story. Photos were excellent.
I was impressed with the way the story unfolded. Excellent book
I am sharing this with friends. The author was very precise and factual.