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The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America's early railroads, from the creator of the "stunning" (BOOKLIST ) Moonshot.


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!



About the Author

Brian Floca

Brian Floca likes to think about the journeys people take and the race cars, ships, rockets, and trains that make those journeys possible. His award-winning books as author and illustrator include "Locomotive," winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book, and a New York Times 10 Best Illustrated Books of 2013 selection; "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11," also a Sibert Honor Book and New York Times Best Illustrated Book; "Lightship," a Sibert Honor Book; and "The Racecar Alphabet" and "Five Trucks." Brian is also the illustrator of Avi's popular Poppy Stories, Kate Messner's Marty McGuire novels, Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan's "Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring," Lynne Cox's "Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas," and, coming in March, 2017, "Princess Cora and the Crocodile," by Laura Amy Schlitz. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.



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