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eBook Rodzina ePub

by Becky Ann Baker,Karen Cushman

  • ISBN: 0807215767
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Becky Ann Baker,Karen Cushman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listening Library; Unabridged edition (April 22, 2003)
  • ePub book: 1504 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1300 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 190

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Karen Cushman (Author), Becky Ann Baker (Reader). Cushman talks about the history in a lengthy final note, and she includes a bibliography of other orphan books.

Karen Cushman (Author), Becky Ann Baker (Reader). Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction for Youth.

Rodzina doesn't believe the orphans are on their way out West to be adopted by good families. She's sure they will become slaves to strangers.

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Rodzina doesn't believe the orphans are on their way out West to be adopted by good families. Anyway, who would ever adopt a large, tough, stubborn girl of Polish origin?

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. and informative narrative (for any age).

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Karen Cushman (Author), Becky Ann Baker (Narrator), Listening Library .

Karen Cushman (Author), Becky Ann Baker (Narrator), Listening Library (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. Get 2 free Audible books + 2 Originals. Rodzina Brodski, a 12-year-old Polish orphan girl from Chicago, and two dozen other children were put on an orphan train headed west in the hope that they could be adopted by good families. Not every family wants a child to love and cuddle, however. I received the book quickly and it was well packed.

Rodzina, by Karen Cushman. Many years later, when I thought about writing a book about a Polish girl from Chicago, I decided to call her Rodzina after my great-grandmother

Rodzina, by Karen Cushman. p. cm. Summary: A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and a life of unpaid slavery. Many years later, when I thought about writing a book about a Polish girl from Chicago, I decided to call her Rodzina after my great-grandmother. I checked with my father to make sure I had the spelling correct, and I discovered that Rodzina was not her first name, but was the Polish word for "family.

By Karen Cushman Read by Becky Ann Baker. Karen Cushman’s first book, Catherine, Called Birdy, was a Newbery Honor winner and her second, The Midwife’s Apprentice, was awarded the Newbery Medal

By Karen Cushman Read by Becky Ann Baker. By Karen Cushman Read by Becky Ann Baker. Category: Audiobooks. Karen Cushman’s first book, Catherine, Called Birdy, was a Newbery Honor winner and her second, The Midwife’s Apprentice, was awarded the Newbery Medal. She was an adjunct professor in Museum Studies at John F. Kennedy University for 11 years, before retiring t. ore about Karen Cushman.

Karen Cushman, the author is a consummate writer of young adult books.

The book on disk is narrated very well by Becky Ann Baker (Mrs. Weir from Freaks and Geeks ), she does an exceptionally good job at handling all the Polish pronunciations. Jan 17, 2013 Mary rated it liked it. Overall this was a good kids chapter book. Karen Cushman, the author is a consummate writer of young adult books. She has a Newberry Award and a Newberry Honor Award winner.

This Author: Karen Cushman. This Narrator: Becky Ann Baker. This Publisher: Listening Library. Anyway, who would ever adopt a large, tough, stubborn girl of Polish origin?

Narrated by Becky Ann Baker.

Narrated by Becky Ann Baker. In 1881, 12-year-old Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski wishes she didn’t have to board the orphan train in Chicago.

Becky Ann Baker (née Gelke; born February 17, 1953) is an American actress who is known for her portrayal of Jean Weir on NBC's Emmy Award-winning Freaks and Geeks and for her role as Loreen Horvath on HBO's Emmy Award-winning Girls, for w. .

Becky Ann Baker (née Gelke; born February 17, 1953) is an American actress who is known for her portrayal of Jean Weir on NBC's Emmy Award-winning Freaks and Geeks and for her role as Loreen Horvath on HBO's Emmy Award-winning Girls, for which she received a Primetime Emmy nomination. Baker was born Becky Gelke in Fort Knox, Kentucky.

In 1881, 12-year-old Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski wishes she didn’t have to board the orphan train in Chicago. But she has no home, no family, and no choice. Rodzina doesn’t believe the orphans are on their way out West to be adopted by good families. She’s sure they will become slaves to strangers. Anyway, who would ever adopt a large, tough, stubborn girl of Polish origin? As the train heads west, all Rodzina has is a small suitcase and her family memories from the past. Will Rodzina ever step off the train to find the family that deep in her heart she’s searching for?From the Trade Paperback edition.

Comments

Thetalen Thetalen
How did I not know the history of the children's orphan trains in the United States? I found myself fascinated all the way through, not just with the events of this journey, but also with the delightful characters.

Rodzina Brodski, a 12-year-old Polish orphan girl from Chicago, and two dozen other children were put on an orphan train headed west in the hope that they could be adopted by good families. Not every family wants a child to love and cuddle, however. In the early 1880s, westerners were mostly hard-scrabble ranchers, farmers and miners, who needed a hard worker with a strong back, not another mouth to feed.

The story of Rodzina, as she grows from grouchy and sad to a more hopeful and independent girl is one that evolves, as she faces two women who want her for her labor, and later, a man who wants her to replace his dying wife.

This is my favorite kind of book -- spunky characters, fun to read, and along the way I learn something!
Recommended for girls 9-12 -- and I enjoyed it, too!
Dead Samurai Dead Samurai
This is not my favorite of Karen Cushman's books-I prefer the medieval ones, but is still a good book for girls. I received the book quickly and it was well packed.
Cordaron Cordaron
A gaggle of orphans leaves Chicago, bound west toward slavery or worse--at least that's the prevailing opinion among the children. Rodzina, a twelve year old Polish immigrant who lost her family to fire and illness, narrates this journey with humor, candor, sadness, and humanity. As the miles click away, we learn something of the time and places through which we are taken. In the tradition of Lucy Whipple, Catherine Called Birdy, and Matilda Bone, Rodzina is another example of a strong girl making sense of her desperate situation. This book is perfect for children in grades four through nine, and for fans of children's literature no matter what age. Karen Cushman is a gifted storyteller.
Thundershaper Thundershaper
Rodzina, a young orphan heading west on the orphan train may not be cute and young enough to be chosen like so many orphans who find new homes along the way, but her courage and her strength of character are unforgettable. The story is well written and will keep one reading. It is also a great way to learn about the way many orphans were shipped out West, some to be adopted, others to work for their keep, a time that is well documented in New York City's history.
Altad Altad
Karen Cushman does her research, uses imagination and empathy and comes up with a wonderful, engaging. and informative narrative (for any age).
Milleynti Milleynti
As a Polish person, I know - without a doubt - that no Polish parents in the 19th century would have named their daughter Rodzina. It would have been unheard of, as children were all named after saints. In the prologue Cushman claims to have done research; but if that were the case, she would certainly have discovered this basic fact.

This may seem like a small thing to some, but it really took me out of the story, which is unfortunate. It is otherwise a good solid tale, centered upon a strong protagonist set in an intriguing situation - one of the famous 1870s Orphan Trains, taking parentless city children out West in search of new families.
Rrd Rrd
The year is 1881. Rodzina Brodski, a Polish-born Chicago girl, had a happy, reasonably comfortable life with her parents and little brothers, until a series of accidents and illnesses left her orphaned and alone. Against her will, she finds herself packed onto one of the "orphan trains" that take children west to find new families. Rodzina is sure she will be sold into slavery. Big, tough, stubborn, and not especially pretty, she finds it hard to believe anyone would want to give her a loving home. At first, she closes her heart to the possibilities - but somehow, along the way, she starts to open up to the other children on the train, their gruff and enigmatic caretaker, and eventually the possibility of a new beginning.

Rodzina's toughness makes her a hard character to like in the beginning, but as the reader gets to know her - and as she learns to love again - she quickly becomes endearing for her honest voice and hidden vulnerability, while compelling admiration for her strength and resilience. Small moments of humor keep the novel from becoming bleak even in Rodzina's moments of despair. The supporting characters come across as plenty annoying in the beginning, but they grow on the reader even as they grow on the heroine.

This is a simple story, nothing unusual or surprising, but Cushman's meticulous attention to detail brings the past vividly alive. Although the orphan trains have been made the subject of children's fiction before (Isabelle Holland's lovely "Journey Home," for instance, and a whole series by Joan Lowery Nixon), this fascinating part of American history has received far less attention than might be expected for such an inherently interesting and dramatic topic, and this gritty, realistic, but ultimately warm novel may well delight even those young readers who don't normally gravitate to historical fiction.