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The midnight train home

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Publisher:
Knopf,
Pub. Date:
2000.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: MG - BL: 4.2 - AR Pts: 6
Lexile measure:
600L
Description
An orphan train child escapes a coldhearted adoptive family to join a vaudeville troupe and travel to Texas to find her older brother Sean. Deirdre O'Rourke and her brothers Sean and Jimmy are sent by their mum from their tenement existence to ride one of the last of the orphan trains west, in the hope of finding a good family. Instead, all three are separated, and Deirdre is placed with a straitlaced minister and his wife, who she soon learns adopted her out of pity. Deirdre can only hope that someday she will be reunited with her beloved older brother, Sean. When at last she finds that he is on a ranch in Texas with a wonderful family, Deirdre longs to be with him, but with no money, she has no real hope of escaping. Then a vaudeville troupe comes to town on its way west. Deirdre convinces the vaudevillians to take her with them, and suddenly her life takes on a real purpose: getting to Texas. But along the way, Deirdre discovers she has a greater depth and purpose than she'd expected--and that being on stage is perhaps an even greater pull than family.
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ISBN:
9780375801594
9780375901591
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 4.2, 6 Points
Lexile measure:
600L
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subject_facetBrothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction
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Performing arts
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