Between the Lines Book Club: Orphan Train

between the lines book club logoThis month we are reading Orphan Train, by Christina Baker Kline. We will be meeting to discuss this book in person on March 25, 2017 at 10:30AM at Arden Dimick Library in Sacramento, California.

The paperback edition of Orphan Train (2013 edition) contains many resources including an interview with the author and an Acknowledgements section that includes several references about the historical orphan trains. Here’s something completely different, just for fun: the Disney made-for-TV movie Orphan Train, from 1979!

 

 

I recall seeing this movie, or at least the end of it, when I just little and I always remembered the heartwarming and utterly ridiculous ending.  This movie is so impressively historically inaccurate and cheesy that it could ONLY have been made by Disney in 1979! If you can bear to sit through it, watch for a short role by a young Glenn Close.

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