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All aboard! The 2014 Caldecott Medal winner is now on audio!

By Brian Floca Read by Eric G. Dove Children’s Fiction / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 38m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Audio CDs May 20, 2014 $9.99 $9.99 9781629238463 Add to Cart
							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!

Starred review. “Narrator Eric Dove spins this visual masterpiece into a rich auditor experience." - School Library Journal (audio review)

Starred review. "Nothing short of spectacular, just like the journey it describes." - Kirkus Reviews

Starred review. "It’s impossible to turn a page without learning something, but it’s these multiple wow moments that will knock readers from their chairs.” - Booklist

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. “...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 (book review)

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