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140 Results
A family apart —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1996
6 available of 6 items

When their mother can no longer support them, six siblings are sent by the Children's Aid Society of New York City to live with farm families in Missouri in 1860.

In the face of danger —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1996
5 available of 5 items

Deeply unhappy about her family's separation because of poverty, Megan gradually finds contentment and purpose in her new home on the Kansas prairie with a kind and loving adopted family.

Caught in the act —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1988
4 available of 4 items

Eleven-year-old Michael Patrick Kelly from New York City is sent to a foster home, a Missouri farm with a sadistic owner, a bullying son, and a number of secrets, one of which may be murder.

A dangerous promise —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1994
2 available of 2 items

After being taken in by Captain Taylor and his wife in Kansas, twelve-year-old Mike Kelly and his friend Todd Blakely join the Union army as musicians and see the horrors of war firsthand in Missouri.

Land of dreams —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1994
1 available of 2 items

In 1902 sixteen-year-old Kristin travels with her family from Sweden to a new life in Minnesota, where she finds herself frustrated by the restrictions placed on what girls of her age are expected or allowed to do.

Lucy's wish —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1998
11 available of 11 items

Ten-year-old Lucy, an orphan who wants a little sister more than anything, finds a very special one in the less than perfect family which she joins.

Gus & Gertie and the missing pearl —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
2000
11 available of 12 items

Arriving for a vacation on Holiday Island, penguins Gus and Gertie stumble into a hotel full of Bad Guys and have a beautiful, valuable deep-sea pearl stolen from them.

When I am eight —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1994
7 available of 7 items

A child imagines how things will be when he is eight, like his big brother.

The Halloween mystery —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1979
1 available of 2 items

When they are left with a mysterious, witchlike babysitter on Halloween, Susan and Mike try to figure out whether she really has magical powers.

Will's choice —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1998
7 available of 7 items

Sent away on an orphan train by his self-centered father Jessie, Will keeps hoping Jessie will return to claim him, even though the people he lives with care for him far more.

The kidnapping of Christina Lattimore —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1979
8 available of 8 items

A teenage girl is kidnapped, but when freed, is accused of masterminding the scheme to extort money from her wealthy grandmother.

Murdered, my sweet —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1997
14 available of 14 items

Jenny and her mother hunt a killer while fearing for their own safety, after the reading of their millionaire cousin's will leads to the murder of another cousin.

A deadly game of magic —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1983
5 available of 5 items

Lisa and her three friends find themselves unwilling players in a cat-and-mouse game with a murderous magician whose identity and motivation baffle them.

Aggie's home —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1998
5 available of 5 items

A clumsy and unattractive twelve-year-old, Aggie is sure no one will want to adopt her when she rides the orphan train out west, but when she meets the eccentric Bradon family she begins to have some hope. Includes histo...

Keeping secrets —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1995
6 available of 6 items

In 1863, eleven-year-old Peg Kelly is drawn into the dangerous activities of a mysterious young woman who had come to her home in Missouri after fleeing the raid of William Quantrill and his raiders on Lawrence, Kansas.

The séance —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
2004
2 available of 2 items

A seance begun as a game when a young girl insists that she can communicate with the dead ends in murder when the lights suddenly go out and one of the participants suddenly vanishes.

Ghost town : seven ghostly stories —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
2002
10 available of 10 items

A collection of stories about eerie encounters in various ghost towns across the United States. Each story is accompanied by an afterword about the actual town on which the story is based.

Champagne at the murder —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1998
3 available of 3 items

David's search —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1998
5 available of 5 items

After eleven-year-old orphan-train rider David Howard settles with a strict Texas farm family, his best friend, an ex-slave, is threatened by the growing presence of the Ku-Klux Klan.

Circle of love —Nixon, Joan Lowery.
Book
1997
3 available of 3 items

Nineteen-year-old Frances Mary Kelly, herself an orphan train rider six years before, returns to New York and agrees to escort a group of orphans west to find new homes.

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