gyWhen her family dies in a New York tenement fire in 1923, Hattie is sent on the Orphan Train to Nebraska to live with Henry and Elizabeth Jansen. Yes, Henry needs her help with the farm chores and with Elizabeth, who is still grieving for the death of their children. But Hattie knows she is unwanted. Can the Jansens ever love another child?

“An excellent historical novel with characters we come to care for deeply.”
—Jim Trelease, The Read Aloud Handbook, 5th edition, 2001