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Brian Floca

In 1869 a family boards the train for a breathtaking journey from Omaha to Sacramento on the new Transcontinental Railroad. Detailed watercolor paintings show majestic landscapes as well as marvelous close-ups of the muscular engine. Free verse text and variations in lettering provide a sense of excitement as the train chugs across the country. Descriptions of mechanics, crew responsibilities, and passenger views make the journey fascinating and memorable. From the award-winning author of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 (2009) Ages 7-10