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

By Brian Floca Illustrated by Brian Floca Read by Eric G. Dove Children’s Fiction / Nonfiction English Age group 5-9 24m Sell Sheet Also available on
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1 Video DVD May 20, 2014 $29.99 $29.99 9781629236209 Add to Cart
									A 2015 ALA-ALSC Notable Video! 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!

A Top 10 DVD of 2014. Starred review. “Dreamscape Media delivers a visual work worthy of its inspiration...Locomotive speeds ahead of the rest” - School Library Journal (video review)

"'Clang-clang! Clang-clang!' Sounds of the track leap off the screen with energetic narration by the talented Eric G. Dove and sounds of the railroad bring Brian Floca's 2014 Caldecott Medal winner to life. All aboard!" - American Library Association

Three stars. “Backed with a folk-like soundtrack and sound effects of engines and crowd murmurings, the handsomely-produced Locomotive features realistic colors in illustrations reminiscent of the style of Quentin Blake. Recommended.” - Video Librarian

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

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

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