By Brian Floca

Hardcover edition

Publisher Simon & Schuster Imprint Atheneum ISBN


Awards and Honors <i>Booklist</i> 2013 Lasting Connections, Science; <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Children’s Books of 2013; <i>SLJ</i>s Best Books of 2013, Nonfiction; <i>Booklist</i> Editor’s Choice: Books for Youth, 2013, Nonfiction; 2014 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book; 2014 Caldecott Medal Winner; 2014 Robert F. Sibert Medal Honor Book; Horn Book Fanfare, Best Books of 2013, Nonfiction; ALA 2014 Notable Children&#8217s Books, Younger Readers; 2013 Cybils Awards, Nonfiction: Elementary and Middle Grade, Finalist; <i>New York Times</i> 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2013; 2014 IRA Teachers’ Choices, Intermediate Readers; William Allen White Children#8217;s Book Awards 2015–2016 Master List


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Hear the hiss of the steam? It is the summer of 1869, and a family is riding west from Omaha, Nebraska, on America’s first transcontinental railroad. Author’s note about the locomotive. Sources. Cross-section diagram of a locomotive. Full-color illustrations rendered in watercolor, ink, acrylic, and gouache.
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