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Orphan Readings

These are just a few well known books that feature orphans that you might choose to read. They are all available online if you follow the links. Do you know other stories featuring orphans that you think other kids would enjoy?? Tell us below so we can add them!!




Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White 

Wilbur is a runt. A little piglet that no one thinks is important, except Fern. When Fern decides to takes care of Wilbur, many lives on the farm are changed for the better. 

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

It is World War II in England and Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter have been sent away from London to be safe from the bombings. Adventure and mystery begins when Lucy hides in the wardrobe during a game of hide and seek.

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The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis 
- Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter’s continued adventures in Narnia.

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James and the Giant Peach: A Children’s Story by Roald Dahl

  • James’ happy life at the English seaside is rudely ended when his parents are killed by a rhinoceros and he goes to live with his two horrid aunts. Daringly saving the life of a spider he comes into possession of magic boiled crocodile tongues, after which an enormous peach starts to grow in the garden. Venturing inside he meets not only the spider but a number of new friends including a ladybug and a centipede who help him with his plan to try and get to New York.

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      Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

Harry is an orphan who lives with his horrible Aunt, Uncle and cousin…the Dursleys… He lives under the stairs and is about to find out something they don’t want him to know…Harry is a wizard and has been accepted into Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is also going to find out the truth about the evil wizard Voldemort who murdered his parents, but was unable to kill Harry…