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What was this book called?

Posted by on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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I remember reading this book around 4th or 5th grade, early 2000s, I really liked it but can't remember for the life of me what it's called. I thought it might be Orphan Train, but that's not it.

The main character is a girl around 12 or 13 named Frances. She has a few younger brothers and sisters, and it takes place maybe around the late 1800s. They get on this train going West to be auctioned off as hired help. Frances pretends to be a boy and tells the conductor her name is actually Francis and that the E in her name was a typo. Her and her sisters get sent to this big farm house and I think her brothers go to another that's not too far away. The people that "bought" them end up finding out Frances was a girl I think when she beats someone up for something.


Any help????

by on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM

A family apart? the orphan train series

-42-
by Platinum Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM
It really sounds like the first Orphan Train book, A Family Apart.

But I will look around!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM

a family apart?

siennasmamma
by Gold Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:34 PM
What they said. I vaguely remember that book.
Toxic.Stardust
by on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:35 PM

yes! thank you guys! I guess when someone suggested Orphan Train, what I found was a book called that, but this is "orphan train adventures" different thing! lol.

thanks again, I can sleep tonight lol

bleumonster
by Ruby Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Me too. It sounded familiar.


Quoting siennasmamma:

What they said. I vaguely remember that book.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:39 PM
I read a book once about a young/teen girl that walks a few states away to her grandma's house with her younger siblings after their mom dies. Anyone remember that one?
-42-
by Platinum Member on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:44 PM
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Cynthia Voigt's 'Homecoming'. The oldest girl is named Dicey.


They made a movie of it for Lifetime too.


Quoting Anonymous:

I read a book once about a young/teen girl that walks a few states away to her grandma's house with her younger siblings after their mom dies. Anyone remember that one?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM
Thank you!

Quoting -42-:

Cynthia Voigt's 'Homecoming'. The oldest girl is named Dicey.





They made a movie of it for Lifetime too.





Quoting Anonymous:

I read a book once about a young/teen girl that walks a few states away to her grandma's house with her younger siblings after their mom dies. Anyone remember that one?
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