Published January 2006
by Listening Library .
Written in English
|Contributions||Becky Ann Baker (Narrator)|
|The Physical Object|
Rodzina is a 12 year old orphan living in Chicago when she is forced to board an Orphan Train headed west. As one of the oldest girls on the train, she becomes like a big sister to the younger ones: Joe and Sammy (Joe aint my brother!), whiny green-eyed Gertie, and the loveably gullible Lacey/5. 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!/5(22). 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/5(22). Rodzina book. Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski, a strong and stubborn Polish orphan, leaves Chicago on an orphan train, expecting to be adopted and turned into a slave—or worse, not to be adopted at all. As the train rattles westward, she begins to develop attachments to her fellow travelers, even the frosty orphan guardian, and to believe that there might be good .
One of a group of orphans, year-old Rodzina boards a train on a cold day in March She's reluctant to leave Chicago, the only home she can remember, and she knows there's no substitute for the family she has lost. She expects to be adopted and turned into a slave or worse, not to be adopted at all. This is a wonderful book. Big, grouchy Rodzina is a character with great appeal, vulnerable, strong, and funny. Her bleak situation makes for good suspense and real shudders, since we know that many orphan children actually did find themselves sent out West on trains with the (often unfounded) hope that they'd be adopted by decent families.5/5(5). Narrator Rodzina Cara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski (who is "big for twelve and every day getting bigger"), starts out with 22 other orphaned children in . "Rodzina's musings and observations provide poignancy, humor, and a keen sense of the human and topographical landscape." (School Library Journal) "A natural for American history or social studies classes, this is especially interesting as a women's history title, with Rodzina portrayed as an unromantic protagonist, big, angry, tough.
"Rodzina is prickly, stubborn, and heart-sore but she's also honest, likable and smart Enough unpredictability to nicely unsettle expectations." THE HORN BOOK Horn Book "[Cushman's] choice of subjects is always excellent a delightful, thoroughly Polish, heroine." NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW The New York Times Book Review. into medieval English history and culture led to the writing of her first two novels, the Newbery Honor book Catherine, Called Birdy and the Newbery Medal Book The Midwife’s is also the author of Matilda Bone, The Ballad of Lucy Whipple and, most recently, Rodzina. Other Books Written/Illustrated by Karen Cushman. Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski, a strong and stubborn Polish orphan, leaves Chicago on an orphan train, expecting to be adopted and turned into a slave—or worse, not to be adopted at all. As the train rattles westward, she begins to develop attachments to her fellow travelers, even th 4/5(1). Grouped Work ID: cecba-cbf8cee Full title: rodzina: Author: cushman karen: Grouping Category: book: Last Update: PM: Last.