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    From School Library Journal

    Gr 3-5-It all started with 'a new road of rails/made for people to ride' where 'covered wagons used to crawl.' Almost 150 years ago-just after the Civil War-the completion of the transcontinental railway radically changed both this country"s landscape and the opportunities of its people. The book traces the advent of cross-country train travel, focusing on an early trip from Omaha to Sacramento. As in Moonshot (2009) and Lightship (2007, both S & S), Floca proves himself masterful with words, art, and ideas. The book"s large format offers space for a robust story in a hefty package of information. Set in well-paced blank verse, the text begins with a quick sketch of 'how this road was built' and moves abruptly to the passengers on the platform and the approaching train. The author smoothly integrates descriptions of the structure and mechanics of the locomotive, tasks of crew members, passing landscapes, and experiences of passengers. Simply sketched people and backgrounds, striking views of the locomotive, and broad scenes of unpopulated terrain are framed in small vignettes or sweep across the page. Though a bit technical in explaining engine parts, the travelogue scheme will read aloud nicely and also offers absorbing details for leisurely personal reading. Substantial introductory and concluding sections serve older readers. There"s also a detailed explanation of the author"s efforts and sources in exploring his subject. Train buffs and history fans of many ages will find much to savor in this gorgeously rendered and intelligent effort.-Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Bostonα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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그림작가 정보
  • Brian Floca(브라이언 플로카)
  • 미국의 어린이책 작가이자 일러스트레이터이다. 펴낸 그림책으로 2014년 칼데콧 상을 받은 『기관차』를 비롯해 『등대선』 『경주 자동차 알파벳』 등이 있습니다. 이 책 『타다, 아폴로 11호』로 가장 뛰어난 정보책에 수여하는 로버트 F. 시버트 아너 상을 받았다. 현재 뉴욕 브루클린에서 살고 있다.

글작가 정보
  • Brian Floca
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