The Long Ride Home

Susan R. Lawrence

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The Long Ride Home

The Long Ride Home The Long Ride Home recounts the journey of two young children from New York to the farmlands of Iowa Families are willing to adopt young orphans like Emma but Bert might have to find work on a farm H

  • Title: The Long Ride Home
  • Author: Susan R. Lawrence
  • ISBN: 9781628564457
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Long Ride Home recounts the journey of two young children from New York to the farmlands of Iowa Families are willing to adopt young orphans like Emma, but Bert might have to find work on a farm He has a lot to learn about farm life Each day brings new lessons, from milking cows to being kind, and new fears More than a place to live, he needs a family to love WillThe Long Ride Home recounts the journey of two young children from New York to the farmlands of Iowa Families are willing to adopt young orphans like Emma, but Bert might have to find work on a farm He has a lot to learn about farm life Each day brings new lessons, from milking cows to being kind, and new fears More than a place to live, he needs a family to love Will he find a home in Iowa with his sister Or will he take the long train ride back to New York

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    1. Neha Garg (thereadingowl_) on said:

      As published on The Reading Owl I was scrolling through the titles on Netgalley when the cover of this book caught my attention. It has a  bunch of people lined up in front of the train. It reminded me of 'The Polar Express' which I really like and thus decided to request for it. And I loved it. Read on to find why I recommend this book.Why do I recommend this Book?It is a very short and heartwarming read. The innocence of Bert and Emma touched my heart. I loved how Bert selflessly takes care o [...]

    2. Laura on said:

      I am currently reading two books about the life of Laura Eagles Wilder. One is an annotated version of the autobiography that she wrote in the 1920s. The other is her life's story, with comments about historical things that were happening at the time, and how they affected her life, and the things that happened to her, such as the settling of the Dakotans, and Kansas, and the Homestead act. It tells how hard life was for her, despite how she makes everything in her books sound as though well, by [...]

    3. Mortisha Cassavetes on said:

      I went into this book blind. I did not know what it would be about. I merely saw the cover and wanted to give it a chance. The story was unique and heart touching. It follows a boy named Bert and his little sister Emma. They were orphans and the orphanage sent them and other kids on a train to Iowa from New York City. It follows their adventure in finding a family, hardships, friendships and finding a home. I think the religion was a little thick but other than that I enjoyed the story.

    4. Lori Parrish on said:

      I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the story bc it is told in 1st person. This is definitely one of my most favorite genre.I enjoy reading 1st person. It gives us a chance to know that person's thoughts and feelings. I also enjoyed reading about the Orphan trains that brought the orphans West to new homes.To my idea, not much is written about the Orphan trains. I strongly recommend this book I received this book for free. All opinions are my own

    5. Deon on said:

      *This is an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.*

    6. Rachel McKitterick on said:

      *thank you to NetGalley and BJU Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*4 stars.Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page of this! Set in 1929 a orphan brother (Bert), and sister (Emma), take a train from New York to Iowa in hopes of being placed with parents. Both end up going to different families, but they still see each other at school. This story us about the new life they live there which is very different to the lifestyle they lived in New York but they quickly [...]

    7. Jeannine on said:

      This historical fiction title focuses on a 10-year-old boy, Bert, and his younger sister Emma who are orphaned in New York, and sent west to Iowa on an "orphan train" in the 1920s. Told from Bert's point of view, this engaging and involving story follow the two children as they are sent to separate families with no guarantee of a permanent home. Despite being a "city boy," Bert takes to farm life and learns quickly how to handle all the daily chores, as well as starting school and making new fri [...]

    8. Amber on said:

      I actually thoroughly enjoyed this book.I'm slightly surprised that I am in the minority on this one. Books like this always tug at my heartstrings though, I think partly because I have children.I love the idea behind the book, and the characters were all quite likeable, especially once everyone started to "warm up" In the beginning, it seemed to take the Vogels awhile to express emotions towards Bert. It was a quick read, which you all know is a godsend for me!There were a few spots in the writ [...]

    9. Camille on said:

      I love orphan train stories, but a lot of them are incredibly sad - which was the case for lots of these child ren in real life, of course. So I found it quite sweet how this is not the case at all in this story. This is more a feel-good story. I never realised it was a Christian publisher until I read reviews after having read the book, so I didn't find the presence of religion over the top. I just assumed it was the case for the characters as a historical detail.The only thing that bothered me [...]

    10. Michelle Kidwell on said:

      The Long Ride Homeby Susan R. LawrenceBJU Press/JourneyForthJourneyForthChildren's Fiction , Historical FictionPub Date 04 Dec 2017I am reviewing a copy of The Long Ride Home through BJU Press/JourneyForth And Netgalley:Fans of The Orphan Train Series will love the book The Long Ride Home, A brother and a sister leave the New York to head to the farmlands in Iowa where they will be cared for by two different families. Emma finds a family who wants young children, but Bert is more of a farmhand! [...]

    11. Bethany Swafford on said:

      Bert and his little sister Emma take a train with other orphans to Iowa. Emma finds a home right off but Bert's journey is not as simple.This middle grade story is straightforward and honestly doesn't have much to it. Bert is our main character and we make our way through his story through his eyes. His experiences as he struggles to learns about how to work on a farm, since he came from a city. That in itself isn't the problem I had with the story.My problem was that there was no emotional pull [...]

    12. Rosie Rizk on said:

      This is a nice children's book of an orphan finding a family. I find this similar in tone to the Boxcar Children, in terms of the targeted age and family geared plot.It's a very enjoyable read. I think readers can learn a lot from Bert's hard work ethic. It also gives a good picture on how people lived in rural areas in the early twentieth century.I definitely recommend this for ages 8+Disclaimer: I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    13. Gena DeBardelaben on said:

      eARC: NetgalleyA sweet, touching Orphan Train story that's sure to touch your heart. For some reason this put me in mind of the Little House books even though it's set in 1929. There's a small town full of good hearted people, a country school, farms, etc. I don't care if this isn't strictly authentic. I still enjoyed it and I know young readers will too. Think Little House, Road to Avonlea, Anne of Green Gables, The Wind at my Backgood wholesome reading!

    14. Sofie Hern on said:

      This is such an uplifting story! I have read quite a few books about the subject of orphan trains and was a bit difficult to read at first due to the circumstances in which Emma and Bert were in. I was expecting a heartbreaking story but turned out to be a very light and feel-good read. I even feel that children might actually enjoy it as well. It was a quick read but very enjoyable.

    15. Emma Filbrun on said:

      This was one of the better books I've read about the Orphan Trains. I really enjoyed watching Bert learn to love and trust his new family. The description of the farm was fairly accurate, as well, which is always a plus in my opinion.To read my full review, go to learningresourcedirectory/

    16. Susan on said:

      Cute middle grade book about a young boy and his sister who take the orphan train to Iowa. This was a simple, sweet story and I think young readers would really enjoy it!I was provided an advance copy of this book for an honest review.

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