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Locomotive

Locomotive

by Brian Floca Illustrated by Brian Floca

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! From prize-winning author/illustrator Brian Floca comes a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America's early railroads.

Ages
9, 10, 11
Interest Level
Grades 4 - 6
Lexile Measure
840L
DRA
34
Guided Reading
O
Publisher
Atheneum
Genre
Informational Text

About the Author and Illustrator

Brian Floca Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Medal-winning book "Locomotive." Brian grew up in Texas and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Brian Floca Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the Caldecott Medal-winning book "Locomotive." Brian grew up in Texas and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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