Whistle-Stop West by Arleta Richardson is book two in the Beyond the Orphan Train series and takes place in historical Pennsylvania. It's 1908 and nine-year-old Ethan Cooper has been carrying for his younger siblings in an orphanage in Pennsylvania when the children have an opportunity to be adopted by a family out west. Mr. and Mrs. Russ have agreed to adopt all four Cooper children, but what if they change their minds? Ethan and his siblings are off on a non-stop adventure through dust storms, train cars, and goodbyes to friends. Recommended for ages 12 years and older.