by Brian Floca
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 is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and Locomotive, the recipient of seven starred reviews and a New York Times 2013 Best Illustrated Children’s Book. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award.
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Publication date: 9/3/2013
Age range: 4 - 10 Years
- Transportation | Railroads & Trains
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology | Machinery & Tools History
- United States/19th Century -Locomotives -History -19th century
- Railroads - Chronological Period | 1851-1899
Winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal
A 2014 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2014 Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2013
A 2013 Parents' Choice Award Winner for Picture Books