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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Publisher Comments:

From steam engines to diesel engines and box cars to sleeper cars, a ride on Lynn Curleeand#8217;s Trains is about as close as most kids can hope to get to the Japanese bullet train or the inner workings of steam power. This bookand#8217;s bold, graphic acrylic paintings are a perfect match for sleek, modern engines; dark, dirty locomotives; and the sprawling landscapes of the countryside. Thoroughly researched and very kid-friendly, Trains tells the history of the railroad, and in doing so, the history of America. This stunning book is one part history, one part art gallery, and a truly terrific ride!

Review:

"As in previous works (Brooklyn Bridge; Skyscraper), Curlee illuminates a single subject — this time trains — with stunning, clean-lined illustrations and informative narration. He opens with a romantic reminiscence about the mighty engines that rumbled through his North Carolina hometown. 'We listened to the rhythmic clickety-clack of their steel wheels against the rails and the plaintive echoes of their whistles dying away as the trains sped through the night.' Launching into a chronological account of the evolution of the 'iron horse,' subsequent pages highlight major developments in (mostly American) railroad history, from the first steam engines to run on rails to the high-speed trains of Europe and Asia. Flatly styled and employing limited color palettes, several of Curlee's acrylic paintings will impress and awe readers with ground-up perspectives of trains set against broad expanses of sky or mountain ranges and sometimes put into historical context with people in the foreground. The author leaves readers to ponder whether modern trains, more efficient than their predecessors, may offer 'a highway into the future' for a nation 'built by the railroads.' All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Lynn Curlee,andlt;/Bandgt; who received a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book Award for andlt;Iandgt;Brooklyn Bridge,andlt;/Iandgt; comes from a family of intense sports fans. His other books include andlt;Iandgt;Liberty, Ships of the Air, Into the Ice: The Story of Arctic Exploration, Rushmore, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Capital,andlt;/Iandgt; and, most recently, andlt;Iandgt;Parthenon.andlt;/Iandgt; He lives on the North Fork of Long Island, New York.andlt;Bandgt;Lynn Curlee,andlt;/Bandgt; who received a Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book Award for andlt;Iandgt;Brooklyn Bridge,andlt;/Iandgt; comes from a family of intense sports fans. His other books include andlt;Iandgt;Liberty, Ships of the Air, Into the Ice: The Story of Arctic Exploration, Rushmore, The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Capital,andlt;/Iandgt; and, most recently, andlt;Iandgt;Parthenon.andlt;/Iandgt; He lives on the North Fork of Long Island, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416948483
Author:
Curlee, Lynn
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Railroad
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Railroads -- Trains.
Subject:
Transportation - Railroads & Trains
Subject:
Railroad - History
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Railroad trains
Subject:
Children s-Transportation General
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c jkt + int
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 11 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As in previous works (Brooklyn Bridge; Skyscraper), Curlee illuminates a single subject — this time trains — with stunning, clean-lined illustrations and informative narration. He opens with a romantic reminiscence about the mighty engines that rumbled through his North Carolina hometown. 'We listened to the rhythmic clickety-clack of their steel wheels against the rails and the plaintive echoes of their whistles dying away as the trains sped through the night.' Launching into a chronological account of the evolution of the 'iron horse,' subsequent pages highlight major developments in (mostly American) railroad history, from the first steam engines to run on rails to the high-speed trains of Europe and Asia. Flatly styled and employing limited color palettes, several of Curlee's acrylic paintings will impress and awe readers with ground-up perspectives of trains set against broad expanses of sky or mountain ranges and sometimes put into historical context with people in the foreground. The author leaves readers to ponder whether modern trains, more efficient than their predecessors, may offer 'a highway into the future' for a nation 'built by the railroads.' All ages." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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