The poignant words of two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and striking images from fine artist Loren Long join forces in this heartbreaking yet uplifting picture book about a boy, his love for trains, and his adulation of one legendary engineer.
It's the story of a hero lost and a hero discovered, of a dream crushed then reawakened, but mostly it is a story of the force that sustains the human spirit — hope.
Winner of the 2003 Golden Kite Award for picture book illustration,
presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Hardcover: 32 pages ;
Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 9.79 x 11.33
Published by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (September 1, 2003)
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