Roundup of the Street Rovers (#36 in Trailblazer Series)
For Kip O???Reilly, life on the streets doesn???t seem all that bad. At least he and the other rovers have each other, and that??'s more than enough to keep them happy???well, as long as they can steal to survive. Just...
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For Kip O???Reilly, life on the streets doesn???t seem all that bad. At least he and the other rovers have each other, and that??'s more than enough to keep them happy???well, as long as they can steal to survive. Just selling newspapers doesn???t quite cut it. When Kip is finally caught stealing one morning, he??'s sent to jail. Fortunately for Kip, Rev. Brace of the Children??'s Aid Society bails him out, but only on the condition he comes to live at the Boys??? Lodging House and starts earning an honest wage. When the opportunity comes for the children at the Society to head west on the ???orphan train??? in search of families to take them in, Kip is on board. But when they reach the first town, it seems like everyone else is placed except Kip. Will his honesty about his past petty theft keep people from taking him in?
In the "Trailblazer Books", faith and history come to life through the eyes of fictional youth interacting with historical Christian heroes. Three sets of children find themselves at the Children's Aid Society of New York under Charles Loring Brace. When they board the first orphan train heading west, they do what they can to stick together.
Dave Jackson is coauthor, with his wife, Neta, of the award-winning Trailblazer Books and the Hero Tales series, as well as No Random Act, the story behind the 1999 murder of Coach Ricky Byrdsong. Dave holds a degree in journalism from Judson College and has a prolific writing career, including books on racial reconciliation and ministry to kids in gangs. Dave and Neta are members of Chicago Tabernacle, a multiracial congregation and daughter church of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. They live in Evanston, Illinois.
As a husband/wife writing team, Neta and Dave Jackson are the authors or co-authors of about 100 books. In addition to writing several books about Christian community, the Jacksons have co-authored numerous books with expert resource people on a variety of topics from racial reconciliation to medical ethics to ministry to kids in gangs. But over the years the Jacksons have especially enjoyed writing for children and young people. This includes their award-winning Trailblazer series, historical fiction about great Christian heroes and heroines for young people ages 8-12, and the four-volume Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories from the Lives of Great Christians Great Christians.- Publisher.