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10 thoughts on “The Long Ride Home

  1. Aria Aria says:

    This book was really sweet It told the story of a ten year old boy and his sister though it focused on the boy who were orphans and went to Iowa to be adopted by farm families I believe it was about the orphan trains though it was story than history It's easy to read and it's not a chapter book so I'd say it's great for reading aloud or for young readers 10 and under I enjoyed the character of Bert The struggles he went through were real and it was fun to read about all the new farm chores he had to learn As a farm girl myself I found the chore descriptions accurate and relatable I could relate also with his feelings of wanting to find a home and still be a good brother to his sister The book also taught good morals such as the golden rule and had good ethics while not being preachy It was also neat to see Bert's character deepen as he learned how to trust and obey GodAll in all this was a great read that I think many children would enjoy I recommend it Disclaimer I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


  2. Deon Deon says:

    This is an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley No review positive or otherwise was reuired—all opinions are my ownBert his sister Emma are sent to Iowa on the Orphan Train She lives with a well off family and he goes and lives on the farm The book had enough suspense through out it that my kids were always sad to end for our reading time to end This is a short sweet read It gives you a glimpse of the fears and hope of a 10 year old orphan boyKindle


  3. Neha Garg (thereadingowl_) Neha Garg (thereadingowl_) says:

    As published on The Reading Owl I was scrolling through the titles on Netgalley when the cover of this book caught my attention It has a  bunch of people lined up in front of the train It reminded me of 'The Polar Express' which I really like and thus decided to reuest for it And I loved it Read on to find why I recommend this bookWhy do I recommend this Book?It is a very short and heartwarming read The innocence of Bert and Emma touched my heart I loved how Bert selflessly takes care of Emma and later gives all his will to please the Vogels so he could stay near her Even though Emma is a little self involved one can easily overlook it given that she is very youngBert is also honest and dedicated towards his work He is kind to the animals and others around him He does not complain even once while working on the field only so that he can stay near Emma The whole setting is very Dickenson Steam trains horse wagons clothes and an idyllic scenery brings a sense of calm to the readerThere are a few beautiful illustrations in the book They make the experience of reading better I have the ebook but I am sure they will be lovelier in the hard copyThe story is narrated in the first person by Bert His musings fears and learnings give a lot of food for thought It is hard to imagine a 10 year old behaving like such a grownup


  4. Laura Laura says:

    I am currently reading two books about the life of Laura Eagles Wilder One is an annotated version of the autobiography that she wrote in the 1920s The other is her life's story with comments about historical things that were happening at the time and how they affected her life and the things that happened to her such as the settling of the Dakotans and Kansas and the Homestead act It tells how hard life was for her despite how she makes everything in her books sound as though well by gum we will manage because we are pioneers and that is what we doThere is often not enough to eat and crops fail and banks foreclose and life is hardSo then I take a break and read this book put out by a Christian publishing house and although life is hard there is always plenty of food where is all that ham coming from and although they are farmers things seem to be going ok for the people in this book The children from the orphan train all end up in Iowa and for the most part are happy and healthy and have a great school teacherAnd since it is a Christian publishing house I had braced myself for preaching but it was light enough that it almost didn't bother me too much We were not lectured just a bit of bible reading thrown in from time to timeWhat bothered me the most was just how perfect it all was the ideal small town out of Meet me in St Louis where people are good and the only thing that is hard to take is a bully taunting youAs I said at the top of this review this white washed view of the past is not true historical fiction This is a bit like the Amish love stories that are put out that there is a better life if we only were hard working farmers and lived in a small town and had good friends and well read the BibleI know it is a children's book and that is fine But there is nothing here that feels as though it is historical fiction This is a world that may have existed but not uite like this As the true life of Laurie Engles Wilder teaches us sometimes being a farmer in the United States is not the best way to earn a living Normally I would not rip this down to two stars but I don't want anyone reading this expecting truer historical fiction And the illustrations are too contemporary They do not even look like children from the 1920s And when the author says that Emma is wearing boots the illustrator draws her in patent leather This book is not for me Perhaps parochial schools will like it in their librariesThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review


  5. Mortisha Cassavetes Mortisha Cassavetes says:

    I went into this book blind I did not know what it would be about I merely saw the cover and wanted to give it a chance The story was uniue and heart touching It follows a boy named Bert and his little sister Emma They were orphans and the orphanage sent them and other kids on a train to Iowa from New York City It follows their adventure in finding a family hardships friendships and finding a home I think the religion was a little thick but other than that I enjoyed the story


  6. Lori Lori says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book I enjoyed the story bc it is told in 1st person This is definitely one of my most favorite genreI enjoy reading 1st person It gives us a chance to know that person's thoughts and feelings I also enjoyed reading about the Orphan trains that brought the orphans West to new homesTo my idea not much is written about the Orphan trains I strongly recommend this book I received this book for free All opinions are my own


  7. Cat Cat says:

    Such a sad time in our history This story is about the Orphan Trains I've read so many of them This one is fictional but will still make a compelling read for a grade schooler I received a Kindle ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review


  8. Rosie Rizk Rosie Rizk says:

    This is a nice children's book of an orphan finding a family I find this similar in tone to the Boxcar Children in terms of the targeted age and family geared plotIt's a very enjoyable read I think readers can learn a lot from Bert's hard work ethic It also gives a good picture on how people lived in rural areas in the early twentieth centuryI definitely recommend this for ages 8Disclaimer I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


  9. Emma Filbrun Emma Filbrun says:

    This was one of the better books I've read about the Orphan Trains I really enjoyed watching Bert learn to love and trust his new family The description of the farm was fairly accurate as well which is always a plus in my opinionTo read my full review go to


  10. Rachel Rachel says:

    thank you to NetGalley and BJU Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review4 starsWow I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page of this Set in 1929 a orphan brother Bert and sister Emma take a train from New York to Iowa in hopes of being placed with parents Both end up going to different families but they still see each other at school This story us about the new life they live there which is very different to the lifestyle they lived in New York but they uickly adapt and end up really enjoying themselves Along the way obstacles occur just like in real life and through this book we are taught how to overcome them I loved pretty much all the characters but one of the best parts was when Bert who gets bullied by another boy named Frank decided to use advice given to him and treat his enemy as he would want to be treated It shows that a little kindness can go along way Beautifully written this amazing book is a wonderful read and easy enough to follow for younger readers I am very grateful to the publishers for allowing me to read this This is truly a fantastic book


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The Long Ride Home ❰Reading❯ ➻ The Long Ride Home Author Susan R. Lawrence – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The Long Ride Home recounts the journey of two young children from New York to the farmlands of Iowa Families are willing to adopt young orphans like Emma but Bert might have to find work on a farm He The Long Ride Home recounts the journey of two young children from New York to the farmlands The Long MOBI :Þ of Iowa Families are willing to adopt young orphans like Emma but Bert might have to find work on a farm He has a lot to learn about farm life Each day brings new lessons from milking cows to being kind and new fears More than a place to live he needs a family to love Will he find a home in Iowa with his sister Or will he take the long train ride back to New York.

10 thoughts on “The Long Ride Home

  1. Aria Aria says:

    This book was really sweet It told the story of a ten year old boy and his sister though it focused on the boy who were orphans and went to Iowa to be adopted by farm families I believe it was about the orphan trains though it was story than history It's easy to read and it's not a chapter book so I'd say it's great for reading aloud or for young readers 10 and under I enjoyed the character of Bert The struggles he went through were real and it was fun to read about all the new farm chores he had to learn As a farm girl myself I found the chore descriptions accurate and relatable I could relate also with his feelings of wanting to find a home and still be a good brother to his sister The book also taught good morals such as the golden rule and had good ethics while not being preachy It was also neat to see Bert's character deepen as he learned how to trust and obey GodAll in all this was a great read that I think many children would enjoy I recommend it Disclaimer I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  2. Deon Deon says:

    This is an ARC from the publisher via Netgalley No review positive or otherwise was reuired—all opinions are my ownBert his sister Emma are sent to Iowa on the Orphan Train She lives with a well off family and he goes and lives on the farm The book had enough suspense through out it that my kids were always sad to end for our reading time to end This is a short sweet read It gives you a glimpse of the fears and hope of a 10 year old orphan boyKindle

  3. Neha Garg (thereadingowl_) Neha Garg (thereadingowl_) says:

    As published on The Reading Owl I was scrolling through the titles on Netgalley when the cover of this book caught my attention It has a  bunch of people lined up in front of the train It reminded me of 'The Polar Express' which I really like and thus decided to reuest for it And I loved it Read on to find why I recommend this bookWhy do I recommend this Book?It is a very short and heartwarming read The innocence of Bert and Emma touched my heart I loved how Bert selflessly takes care of Emma and later gives all his will to please the Vogels so he could stay near her Even though Emma is a little self involved one can easily overlook it given that she is very youngBert is also honest and dedicated towards his work He is kind to the animals and others around him He does not complain even once while working on the field only so that he can stay near Emma The whole setting is very Dickenson Steam trains horse wagons clothes and an idyllic scenery brings a sense of calm to the readerThere are a few beautiful illustrations in the book They make the experience of reading better I have the ebook but I am sure they will be lovelier in the hard copyThe story is narrated in the first person by Bert His musings fears and learnings give a lot of food for thought It is hard to imagine a 10 year old behaving like such a grownup

  4. Laura Laura says:

    I am currently reading two books about the life of Laura Eagles Wilder One is an annotated version of the autobiography that she wrote in the 1920s The other is her life's story with comments about historical things that were happening at the time and how they affected her life and the things that happened to her such as the settling of the Dakotans and Kansas and the Homestead act It tells how hard life was for her despite how she makes everything in her books sound as though well by gum we will manage because we are pioneers and that is what we doThere is often not enough to eat and crops fail and banks foreclose and life is hardSo then I take a break and read this book put out by a Christian publishing house and although life is hard there is always plenty of food where is all that ham coming from and although they are farmers things seem to be going ok for the people in this book The children from the orphan train all end up in Iowa and for the most part are happy and healthy and have a great school teacherAnd since it is a Christian publishing house I had braced myself for preaching but it was light enough that it almost didn't bother me too much We were not lectured just a bit of bible reading thrown in from time to timeWhat bothered me the most was just how perfect it all was the ideal small town out of Meet me in St Louis where people are good and the only thing that is hard to take is a bully taunting youAs I said at the top of this review this white washed view of the past is not true historical fiction This is a bit like the Amish love stories that are put out that there is a better life if we only were hard working farmers and lived in a small town and had good friends and well read the BibleI know it is a children's book and that is fine But there is nothing here that feels as though it is historical fiction This is a world that may have existed but not uite like this As the true life of Laurie Engles Wilder teaches us sometimes being a farmer in the United States is not the best way to earn a living Normally I would not rip this down to two stars but I don't want anyone reading this expecting truer historical fiction And the illustrations are too contemporary They do not even look like children from the 1920s And when the author says that Emma is wearing boots the illustrator draws her in patent leather This book is not for me Perhaps parochial schools will like it in their librariesThanks to Netgalley for making this book available for an honest review

  5. Mortisha Cassavetes Mortisha Cassavetes says:

    I went into this book blind I did not know what it would be about I merely saw the cover and wanted to give it a chance The story was uniue and heart touching It follows a boy named Bert and his little sister Emma They were orphans and the orphanage sent them and other kids on a train to Iowa from New York City It follows their adventure in finding a family hardships friendships and finding a home I think the religion was a little thick but other than that I enjoyed the story

  6. Lori Lori says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book I enjoyed the story bc it is told in 1st person This is definitely one of my most favorite genreI enjoy reading 1st person It gives us a chance to know that person's thoughts and feelings I also enjoyed reading about the Orphan trains that brought the orphans West to new homesTo my idea not much is written about the Orphan trains I strongly recommend this book I received this book for free All opinions are my own

  7. Cat Cat says:

    Such a sad time in our history This story is about the Orphan Trains I've read so many of them This one is fictional but will still make a compelling read for a grade schooler I received a Kindle ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review

  8. Rosie Rizk Rosie Rizk says:

    This is a nice children's book of an orphan finding a family I find this similar in tone to the Boxcar Children in terms of the targeted age and family geared plotIt's a very enjoyable read I think readers can learn a lot from Bert's hard work ethic It also gives a good picture on how people lived in rural areas in the early twentieth centuryI definitely recommend this for ages 8Disclaimer I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

  9. Emma Filbrun Emma Filbrun says:

    This was one of the better books I've read about the Orphan Trains I really enjoyed watching Bert learn to love and trust his new family The description of the farm was fairly accurate as well which is always a plus in my opinionTo read my full review go to

  10. Rachel Rachel says:

    thank you to NetGalley and BJU Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review4 starsWow I thoroughly enjoyed each and every page of this Set in 1929 a orphan brother Bert and sister Emma take a train from New York to Iowa in hopes of being placed with parents Both end up going to different families but they still see each other at school This story us about the new life they live there which is very different to the lifestyle they lived in New York but they uickly adapt and end up really enjoying themselves Along the way obstacles occur just like in real life and through this book we are taught how to overcome them I loved pretty much all the characters but one of the best parts was when Bert who gets bullied by another boy named Frank decided to use advice given to him and treat his enemy as he would want to be treated It shows that a little kindness can go along way Beautifully written this amazing book is a wonderful read and easy enough to follow for younger readers I am very grateful to the publishers for allowing me to read this This is truly a fantastic book

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