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The Best Book of Trainsby Richard Balkwill
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All aboard for a riveting ride along the rails! Tracks and smokestacks, signals and steam trains, engineers and diesels - all the details that thrill young train enthusiasts are here in this information-packed picture book. With its action-oriented text, detailed, full-color spreads and step-by-step illustrations, this book takes a trip aboard trains from all over the world, and every period of railroad history. Realistic art shows the fascinating detail behind the steam engines of the past, and the sleek outlines of the modern, high-speed French TGV and Japanese bullet trains. A cutaway drawing helps young readers imagine life in a dining car. A reference section at the back of the book includes an illustrated glossary and an index to encourage reference skills and stoke the imagination of any future Casey Jones.
Trains are a topic of endless fascination for young readers, from the powerful engine to the charming caboose and everything in-between. With accessible text, information that goes beyond the basics, and a small format thats perfect for little hands, The Best Book of Trains covers everything about the history of the rail—a perfect, affordable take along for young train lovers on the go.
Children will climb aboard all sorts of trains from around the world, discovering different types of trains, how they are constructed, how they run, who drives them and more. Color illustrations and photographs throughout.
About the Author
Richard Balkwill is not only an ardent train buff, but also an experienced author and editor of children's books. His titles have been translated into many languages and include the Guinness Book of Rail Facts and Feats.
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