Last Train

Last Train

Book Information

Roaring Brook Press, September 2010

Trains fascinate the young and the old and this beautifully illustrated picture book is a walk back into the past in celebration of all that captures the imagination and perhaps the memory. In days gone by the trains ruled the rails with their size, their thunder and their power. Put a penny on the tracks and see what happens when the train is rolling out of sight.

Behold the ticket puncher that created showers of snow. Remember the brakeman, the porter, the fireman all adding their all-important work to keeping the trains on time and on track. The book reminisces about the train trips of the past and the wonder that trains brought to our lives. Any book that has Wendell Minor's illustrations gracing the pages will be a book of dignity, class and great merit and this one is near the top of the pile for great, deeply touching works of art for children. Ages 5-9 32 pages

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