The Orphan Train kindle ↠ eBook 9780876023600 ☆ Aurand Harris

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The Orphan Train kindle ↠ eBook 9780876023600 ☆ Aurand Harris ☆ [Ebook] ➧ The Orphan Train By Aurand Harris – Play script by Aurand Harris A highly theatrical story moving amusing and always tellingly human of nine orphans on an Orphan Train that left New York City Rain chugs between encounters of anxiety laughter wistfulness rejection and acceptance Eight stories unfold each a memorable surprise Premiered at Northwestern University in Evanston and acclaimed throughout Chicago THE ORPHAN TRAIN is a charming heart warmer all we expect from Aurand Harris the great playwright of and for children in the twentieth century Wonderful story about a pretty much unknown event in American history I love historical novels and was very intrigued by this book I like how tactfully the author approaches some delicate aspects of these kids' lives I did feel tough that there was a lot of telling and the transitions in time and from place to place were too abrupt I felt like there were chucks missing in the story and unbelievably I didn't totally connect with the main character Niamh when she was an adult Her telling of the story when she was a child never felt like it was told from a kid's point of view though but at least there was some emotion in her voice I liked the ending but later on thinking about this story wondered how in I don't know how many pages the main character doesn't get along with a single woman All the women in the story are evil or indifferent to Niamh That really did bug me a lot

mobi ↠ The Orphan Train ✓ Aurand Harris

Played by as few as 1 man and 1 womanOrphaned unwanted children seeking a hope of home any home anywhere There's Mary Evie spunky Pegeen Annie and Little Lucy a uiet one There's Frank who later becomes Frankie a small girl Raymond Lucky and Danny the song and dance boy And there are the men and women hoping for children The lonesome whistle wails as the t This was a part of American history that I had never heard of Trains that ran from the east coast full of orphan children to be given to families across the country beetween 1854 and 1929 Some were given to truly good people wanting a child while other children ended up in families who were looking for free labor The author does a great job telling the story of these orphan trains through the lives of two women Molly and Vivian who intertwine the past and present

Aurand Harris ✓ The Orphan Train eBook

The Orphan TrainPlay script by Aurand Harris A highly theatrical story moving amusing and always tellingly human of nine orphans on an Orphan Train that left New York City on May 28 1914 and traveled to midwestern towns in search of homes for the children Open stage period costumes of the day Written for 3 boys and 6 girls one dressed as a boy 7 men and 8 women who may be This could have been a great book For the most part I enjoyed the part that takes place in the past but did not like the modern storyline so much The author clearly was pushing a political agenda and the foster mother in the modern storyline was a caricature of what the author thinks a right wing Christian is like The author is clearly anti Christian as all of the characters in the book that are Christians are the bad guys I wouldn't mind so much if the author knew anything about the Christian religion but by some of the references the author is pretty much clueless about it For example In the flashback story the author describes a Catholic character as a Bible Thumper that's not the word she used but it was something like that This character was a Catholic in the 1920's Catholics especially at that point in history were not all that Biblical that is a Protestant thing Another example is a story where the old lady gets a necklace from her grandmother before she left Ireland She says her grandmother got it when she was 13 for her First communion Catholics make their First communion at the age of 7 or 8 The author must have confused the Catholic Church for the Church of Ireland Which is Anglican which does have First communion and Reconciliation and Confirmation at the age of 13 Just lazy researching on the authors part