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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!

Author: Brian Floca
Publisher: Atheneum Books
Published: 09/03/2013
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.44lbs
Size: 11.90h x 10.80w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781416994152
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 160657 / Locomotive

Award: Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award - Honor Book
Award: Nutmeg Book Award - Nominee
Award: Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - Recommended
Award: William Allen White Childens Book Award - Nominee
Award: Orbis Pictus Award - Honor Book
Award: Caldecott Medal - Winner
Award: Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) - Gold Medal Winner
Award: Cybils - Finalist

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/0001
Kirkus Bea Big Book Guide 05/15/2013 pg. 44
Publishers Weekly 07/01/2013
School Library Journal 07/01/2013 pg. 108
Booklist 07/01/2013 pg. 78
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2013
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2013 pg. 89 - Book Of Special Distinction
Shelf Awareness 09/06/2013
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2013 pg. 121
New York Times Book Review 11/10/2013 pg. 23
PW Best Children's Books 11/11/2013 pg. 29
Kirkus Best Picture Books 11/15/2013 pg. 50
Shelf Awareness 12/13/2013
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2013 pg. 33
People Weekly 12/23/2013 pg. 61
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2014 pg. 13
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2014 pg. 165 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi's Poppy series. You can visit him online at BrianFloca.com.