Orphan Train Summary
Christina Baker Kline

Everything you need to understand or teach Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.

  • Orphan Train Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Orphan Train Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Orphan Train Overview

Orphan Train is the story of two women -- 91-year-old Vivian Daly and 17-year-old Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer -- who forge an unlikely friendship. The story shifts between contemporary 2011 Maine (where Vivian and Molly meet) and 1929 Minnesota, when Vivian rode the "orphan train" to an uncertain future. Through sharing the past, Vivian helps troubled teen Molly deal with her own uncertainties and doubts.

Lesson Plan

Orphan Train Lesson Plans contain teaching material that includes: