Looking for Home by Arleta Richardson is book one in the Beyond the Orphan Train series and takes place in historical Pennsylvania. It's 1907 and eight-year-old Ethan Cooper is responsible for his siblings now that both his mother has died and his father has left. He and his sister and brothers settle into an orphanage where there's plenty of work and plenty of talk about a Father who never leaves. But Ethan fears losing the only family that he has left. . . how can he trust God to keep him safe when everyone he has ever known has disappeared? Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.
With his mother dead, his father gone, and his older brothers and sisters unable to help, eight-year-old Ethan Cooper knows its his responsibility to keep him and his younger siblings togethereven if that means going to an orphanage.
Ethan, Alice, Simon, and Will settle into the Briarlane Christian Childrens Home, where theres plenty to eat, plenty of work, and plenty of talk about a Father who never leaves. Even so, Ethan fears losing the only family he has. How can he trust God to keep him safe when almost everything hes known has disappeared?
The first book in the Beyond the Orphan Train series, Looking for Home takes us back to 1907 Pennsylvania and into the real-life adventures of four children in search of a true home.
A teacher and librarian, Arleta Richardson was a beloved childrens author. Her popular Grandmas Attic series, which recounts her grandmothers childhood on a 19th-century farm on the shores of Lake Michigan, has reached more than 2 million people around the world.