Across the Border by Arleta Richardson is book four 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 been adopted into a family that lives on a farm in South Dakota. Life isn't easy fitting in with the family, and things are about to get more difficult when Mr. Rush announces that the family will be moving to Mexico! Ethan is scared. . . what dangers await them in politically turbulent Mexico, and what about his dreams of pursuing his education. He can't leave his siblings after he's promised that they will always stay together. Across the Border reminds readers that God is with them from the start and that He will never let them go. Recommended for ages 8 to 12 years.
Life on the Rush farm in South Dakota is not easy. Even so, over the past four years, Ethan Cooper and his siblings have grown to feel they belong with their adoptive family.
Then Chad Rush makes an unexpected announcement. The family is moving againthis time to Mexico! Ethan is scared. What dangers will they face in another country? What will it be like to live on an oil homestead instead of a farm? And what about his dreams of getting an education? He cant leave his siblings after hes promised they would stay togethercan he?
Based on a true story, this conclusion to the Beyond the Orphan Train series reminds us that the same God who is with us from the start never lets us go.
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.
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