A Family Apart by Joan Lowery Nixon audiobook

A Family Apart

By Joan Lowery Nixon
Read by Barbara Caruso

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780440226765
4.78 Hours 1
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In 1860, life in New York City's slums is hard and dangerous. For a widow with six children, it is impossible. So when Mrs. Kelly learns of the Children's Aid Society, she sees a way to provide for her children. They will be sent west on an "orphan train" to families eager for help on their farms. Thirteen-year-old Mary Frances is confused and angry. How could a mother send her children away? At her new home in Missouri, however, Mary Frances is surprised to discover that the kind family provides a refuge on the Underground Railroad. Their sacrifices will finally help her understand her mother's difficult decision. Joan Lowery Nixon is a four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Juvenile Mystery Award. She has also received two Golden Spur Awards. The author of more than a hundred books for children, she was inspired to write The Orphan Train Adventures by the true stories of its children. Through Barbara Caruso's lively narration, A Family Apart quickly draws listeners into Mary Frances' world.

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In 1860, life in New York City's slums is hard and dangerous. For a widow with six children, it is impossible. So when Mrs. Kelly learns of the Children's Aid Society, she sees a way to provide for her children. They will be sent west on an "orphan train" to families eager for help on their farms. Thirteen-year-old Mary Frances is confused and angry. How could a mother send her children away? At her new home in Missouri, however, Mary Frances is surprised to discover that the kind family provides a refuge on the Underground Railroad. Their sacrifices will finally help her understand her mother's difficult decision. Joan Lowery Nixon is a four-time winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Best Juvenile Mystery Award. She has also received two Golden Spur Awards. The author of more than a hundred books for children, she was inspired to write The Orphan Train Adventures by the true stories of its children. Through Barbara Caruso's lively narration, A Family Apart quickly draws listeners into Mary Frances' world.

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Author Bio: Joan Lowery Nixon

Author Bio: Joan Lowery Nixon

Joan Lowery Nixon (1927-2003) studied journalism at the University of Southern California. At USC, she met her husband, Hershell, a United States Navy officer and a geologist, and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She sold her books at various schools in Los Angeles before becoming a full-time writer, authoring more than 140 books.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 4.78
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English