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The children's train : a novel / Viola Ardone ; translated from the Italian by Clarissa Botsford.

Ardone, Viola, 1974- (author.). Botsford, Clarissa (translator.).

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  • 6 of 16 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 16 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler F ARD (Text) 34044001032125 Adult Fiction Checked out 03/16/2021
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg FIC ARDONE (Text) 32826014302442 New Books Checked out 03/16/2021
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library F ARD (Text) 30477101475329 Adult: New Checked out 03/10/2021
Lebanon PL - Lebanon F ARDONE (Text) 34330513497942 Adult - New Fiction Checked out 03/24/2021
Linton PL - Linton F ARD (Text) 30149000900984 Fiction Available -
Montpelier Harrison Twp PL - Montpelier Fic ARD (Text) 76052000067457 MHTPLM Adult Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville FIC ARD (Text) 37323005529204 NEW-BKS Checked out 03/13/2021
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library FIC ARD (Text) 78551000549894 New Books Reshelving -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle F ARDO (Text) 39231033767696 Ratcliffe-Carnegie Reading Room Checked out 03/17/2021
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL FIC ARD (Text) 30419101528876 New Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062940506
  • ISBN: 0062940503
  • Physical Description: 295 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperVia, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published as Il treno dei bambini in Italy in 2019 by Einaudi.
Summary, etc.:
"Based on true events, a heartbreaking story of love, family, hope, and survival set in post-World War II Italy-written with the heart of Orphan Train and Before We Were Yours-about poor children from the south sent to live with families in the north to survive deprivation and the harsh winters. Though Mussolini and the fascists have been defeated, the war has devastated Italy, especially the south. Seven-year-old Amerigo lives with his mother Antonietta in Naples, surviving on odd jobs and his wits like the rest of the poor in his neighborhood. But one day, Amerigo learns that a train will take him away from the rubble-strewn streets of the city to spend the winter with a family in the north, where he will be safe and have warm clothes and food to eat. Together with thousands of other southern children, Amerigo will cross the entire peninsula to a new life. Through his curious, innocent eyes, we see a nation rising from the ashes of war, reborn. As he comes to enjoy his new surroundings and the possibilities for a better future, Amerigo will make the heartbreaking choice to leave his mother and become a member of his adoptive family. Amerigo's journey is a moving story of memory, indelible bonds, artistry, and self-exploration, and a soaring examination of what family can truly mean. Ultimately Amerigo comes to understand that sometimes we must give up everything, even a mother's love, to find our destiny"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Children > Italy > Fiction.
Families > Italy > Fiction.
Italy > History > 1945-1976 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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