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The Resource Nettie and Nellie Crook : orphan train sisters, by Susan Hill writing as E.F. Abbott ; with illustrations by Clint Hansen

Nettie and Nellie Crook : orphan train sisters, by Susan Hill writing as E.F. Abbott ; with illustrations by Clint Hansen

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Nettie and Nellie Crook : orphan train sisters
Title
Nettie and Nellie Crook
Title remainder
orphan train sisters
Statement of responsibility
by Susan Hill writing as E.F. Abbott ; with illustrations by Clint Hansen
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Twin sisters Nettie and Nellie Crook are taken away from their disfunctional parents in 1910 when they are only five years old, and placed in an orphanage--at six they are put on the orphan train by the Children's Aid Society and moved from New York City to Kansas, ending up in a household where they are treated more as servants than children
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Storyline
Review
Gr 3–5—The lives of "real" children growing up during extraordinary circumstances are documented here in these slightly flawed fictionalized biographies. In Orphan Train Sisters, five-year-old twins Nettie and Nellie Crook are sent west on an orphan train after their neglectful parents are deemed unfit to care for them. They end up in an abusive household, only to get rescued once again and moved to yet another home, the trauma of which isn't adequately captured. The book lacks in-depth characterization and has uninspired dialogue that fails to entirely engage. Primary source photographs and maps as well as vintage-looking black-and-white drawings add an authentic element but also somewhat distract from the narrative. In Civil War Drummer Boy, nine-year-old John Lincoln Clem, who eventually becomes known as "Johnny Shiloh," runs away from home to join the Union Army but is rejected because of his age. He eventually becomes a drummer boy, fights in battle, and gets captured and sent to the Andersonville Prison. What should be a riveting story falls flat with inaccurate use of language (the word moron didn't exist at the time), clunky vernacular such as the use of the term idjit in some places and idiot in others, and excessive and repetitive use of the word fellas. A glossary of terms and drummer's calls is appended. An author's note in each book briefly describes the time period and concludes with a summary of the adult life of the main character/real person. Elementary-aged readers might do better to look for the "Dear America," "My Name is America," and "I Survived" series (all Scholastic) or even the nonfiction "Who Was?" series (Penguin) instead. VERDICT These title will appeal only to the most die-hard fans of historical fiction.—Madeline J. Bryant, Los Angeles Public Library --Madeline J. Bryant (Reviewed 03/01/2016) (School Library Journal, vol 62, issue 3, p130)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10471614
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbott, E. F
Dewey number
  • 813.6
  • Fic
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
MG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 3
  • 5
Reading level
4.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hansen, Clint
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Based on a true story
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.)
  • Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.)
  • Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.)
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphans
  • Twins
  • Sisters
  • Child abuse
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphans
  • Twins
  • Sisters
  • Child abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphans
  • Sisters
  • Twins
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Kansas
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Kansas
  • Kansas
  • New York (State)
Target audience
pre adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
orphan train sisters
Label
Nettie and Nellie Crook : orphan train sisters, by Susan Hill writing as E.F. Abbott ; with illustrations by Clint Hansen
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1519898
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781250068354
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015004154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250068354
  • (OCoLC)906027752
Label
Nettie and Nellie Crook : orphan train sisters, by Susan Hill writing as E.F. Abbott ; with illustrations by Clint Hansen
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1519898
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
161 pages
Isbn
9781250068354
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015004154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250068354
  • (OCoLC)906027752

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