Prairie Homestead by Arleta Richardson is book three in the Beyond the Orphan Train series and takes place in historical America. It's the early 1900's and Ethan Cooper and his younger siblings have travelled west to Nebraska, where they are adopted by a nice couple, Mr. and Mrs. Rush, and their dreams of home are starting to become a reality. But this new home is full of new and different challenges for the kids. . . bullies, new and different chores, and not all of the children are happy. Will the God whom Ethan began to trust in the orphanage protect them there? Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.
Since their mama died and their pa left, Ethan, Alice, Simon, and Will Cooper have not known much of a home. But now that the orphan train has taken them to Mr. and Mrs. Rush in Nebraska, their dreams of home may become a reality.
The kids discover that life on a farm is full of challenges. Ethan learns how to drive a plow, watch for snakes, and deal with bullies at the country school. Alice learns to slop the hogs and live with a big sister who isnt exactly welcoming. Will seems to be the only one of the four that their new mother likes. And Simon disappearsagain.
The third book in the Beyond the Orphan Train series, Prairie Homestead is an adventure in new beginnings and lasting faith.
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.