Gib Rides Home

By Snyder, Zilpha Keatley

Publishers Summary:
Despite the harsh treatment he has endured at the Lovell House orphanage, ten-year-old Gib Whittaker manages to maintain his hopeful outlook when he is "farmed out" to help with the horses of a wealthy banker in 1908.

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ISBN
978-0-38532-267-6
Publisher
New York : Delacorte Press, c1998.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 1998

Gr 4-8 Gib is six when he arrives at an orphanage in the early 1900s. He dreams of having a family, but discovers that the older he gets, the less likely it is for him to be adopted, and that most of the older boys are "farmed out" as cheap labor. At 10, that fate befalls him when Mr. Thornton takes him to help with his farm and his horses. Gib, who remembers very little of his life before the orphanage, is surprised to recognize the hired man as someone he knew as a small child. Despite having been warned not to ask any que...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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