• Locomotive
  • Locomotive
  • Locomotive
  • Locomotive
  • Locomotive
  • Locomotive
  • Locomotive
ISBN: 1416994157
EAN13: 9781416994152
Language: English
Release Date: Sep 3, 2013
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 12.1" L x 10.8" W
Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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

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Frequently Asked Questions About Locomotive

  • How long does it take to read Locomotive?

    It takes about 4 Hours and 41 minutes on average for a reader to read Locomotive. This is based on the average reading speed of 250 Words per minute.

  • What is the reading level for Locomotive?

    The recommended reading level for Locomotive is 1st Grade through 4th Grade .

  • How long is Locomotive?

    Locomotive is 64 pages long.

  • Who wrote Locomotive?

    Locomotive was written by Brian Floca

  • Which awards has Locomotive won?

    Locomotive won the following awards:

    in 2013 Locomotive won the Cybils in category .

    in 2013 Locomotive won the Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) in category .

    in 2014 Locomotive won the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award in category .

    in 2014 Locomotive won the Orbis Pictus Award in category .

    in 2014 Locomotive won the Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens in category .

    in 2014 Locomotive won the Caldecott Medal in category .

    in 2015 Locomotive won the Nutmeg Book Award in category .

    in 2016 Locomotive won the William Allen White Childens Book Award in category .

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   Julien's Review of Locomotive
Television images could not be loaded. His favourite book is Locomotive by Claude Julien. There are so many great reviews of this book that the video and these comments do not add too much. This book will engage and excite children of all ages and will ask many questions. A book that sparks interest and inspires learning, Raymond said. Check out more of Julien's reviews on his Youtube channel - julesandmetv.
   A long story, but great pictures
The story is quite long and I can't see a child under 6 sitting still for that long, Mr. Rule told the judge. The pictures are beautiful, but the story is a bit too informative. It is a great book for a child who is interested in trains because of the pictures alone, Mary. An early reader would probably have trouble reading the entire book, but they will probably enjoy having it read to them. I can see this being a book that grows with the child, from looking at the pictures as a preschooler to having it read to them as an elementary schooler to improving their reading skills. However, I do absolutely recommend this book, but your purpose for ordering will determine the age it is appropriate for.
   A Majestic Book. If you love childrens books then you must have this one.
The quality of the books is what draws people in. It was the perfect present for my 2.5 year old son. I used a model train to add some realism to the effect. The book will be difficult for publishers to place along with other books. The illustrations bring that period setting to life well. The papers are thick and non-glossy, making them ideal for indexing. Its money was worth everything, he said. I am also planning to get other books by the same author.
   This book is so much fun! I love the flow of the book from ...
This book is so much fun, Judy. I love the flow of the book from the illustrations to the way the words flow and even how the pictures are drawn. It's a little bit of a pain for my 3 and 1 year old train lovers to sit through at one time, but they still enjoy it.
   Although we imagine she'll enjoy the book even more when she's older
The book is a stunning work of fiction. Even with our preference for books over magazines, our 2.5 year-old loves it. As a result of reading Locomotive, she has developed a keen sense of pointing out older buildings and traditional forms of transportation. Although we imagine she'll enjoy the book even more when she's older, it's more captivated than she was at an early age. Such a fabulous book, said Janet.
   choo choo here we come
This is a very enjoyable book for anybody who likes trains, said Paul Dhaliwal, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Hall. It is amazing the amount of information it contains and is done in such a way to make it a fun read for a young person to share with their parents. Great work, said Jackson. I bought it for my son and a copy for myself to share with my grandkids.
   Wasn't for us
Beautifully written, the book is a delight to read. Like to buy ahead and pick up books about things we already like that are written far above our current level. Details are just too rich for us right now. The plan is to shelve the book for three or four years, when she can read it herself and pour over the details.
   Beautifully Written and Illustrated
This is one of a kind. The pictures are so lovely and the information is provided in a way that is truly unique, Mr. Harrison said. My boys absolutely love the book.
   Beautiful and Informative
It was a great surprise to find this for my great nephew. Slips in a lot of history, Tunick said.
   Excellent book - gratuitous smoking reference makes it only a 2-star book
This is an excellent book that tells the story of steam locomotives and the Age of Steam, but it has a gratuitous reference to cigars and smoking. There are also some illustrations of people smoking. This is especially unacceptable for a book that has been published in September, and for a book targeted at children ages 4-10, it is completely unnecessary and takes away from an otherwise great book. My 4-year-old who loves this book always has questions about why are people doing things which they are not supposed to do.