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Kathryn Reads KidLit

I am an upper elementary teacher who loves reading and sharing books with my students and fellow educators.


Wanderville - Wendy McClure I was excited the first quarter of this book, thinking it seemed like it would be a good introduction to the Orphan Trains that I know very little about. While there is not a lot of time devoted to a historical presentation about the Orphan Trains, I don't know how accurate a depiction this book is, so I might hesitate to recommend it until I have done more research. After the children leave the train, the story and storytelling go downhill fast, in my opinion. I am sure there will be students who enjoy it, but it won't be high on my list of book recommendations. It is clearly the beginning of a series. Grade 3?+ Read June, 2014