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Locomotive

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Locomotive

Locomotive

DVD Library

05/20/2014

1 DVD Library

24 minutes

9781629236209

Video Library Digital

05/20/2014

24 minutes

9781629236216

Video Retail Digital

05/20/2014

24 minutes

9781629236223

Audio Library Digital

05/20/2014

24 minutes

9781629238470

Playaway

05/20/2014

24 minutes

9781629239255

Video Library Digital (Readalong)

05/20/2014

24 minutes

9781629236216R

Playaway

05/20/2014

24 minutes

9781974951215

Description:

It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America's brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!

Quotes:

Starred review. ...Floca proves himself masterful with words, art, and ideas... Train buffs and history fans of many ages will find much to savor in this gorgeously rendered and intelligent effort., School Library Journal

Starred review. ...a magisterial work (even the endpapers command close reading), but always approachable in its artistry and erudition. And readers will come away understanding that the railroad wasn't just about getting a group of passengers from Point A to Point B; it carried an entire nation into a new, more rapid world., Publishers Weekly

Starred review. Unjustly undersung as a writer, Floca soars with his free-verse narrative, exploiting alliteration, assonance and internal rhyme to reinforce the rhythms of the journey... Nothing short of spectacular, just like the journey it describes., Kirkus

Starred review. Floca excels at juxtaposing sweeping panoramas with intimate, slice-of-life moments: here a widescreen shot of the train chugging across the Great Plains... An author's note and thorough discussion of the sources used are included, and don't miss the back endpapers - the steam power diagram would make David Macaulay proud., Horn Book Magazine

Starred review. ...bold, detailed watercolors, which swap massive close-ups of barreling locomotives with sweeping bird's-eye views that show how even these metal giants were dwarfed by nature. It's impossible to turn a page without learning something, but it's these multiple wow moments that will knock readers from their chairs. Fantastic opening and closing notes make this the book for young train enthusiasts., Booklist

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