Freight Train

by Donald Crews, Donald Crews

On Sale: 03/04/2003

Freight Train

by Donald Crews

illustrated by Donald Crews

On Sale: 03/04/2003


Caldecott Honor Book

ALA Notable Children’s Book

About the Book

A Caldecott Honor Book

Red caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box car, black tender and a black steam engine . . . freight train.

In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train.

This Caldecott Honor Book features bright colors and bold shapes. Even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he or she has watched a freight train passing after reading Freight Train.

Donald Crews used childhood memories of trains seen during his travels to his grandparents' farm in the American South as the inspiration for this timeless favorite.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688801656
  • ISBN 10: 068880165X
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 03/04/2003
  • Pages: 24
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / Railroads & Trains
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Colors

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