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The Last Rail (Odyssey)

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While visiting the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., four contemporary children are transported back in time through the power of their imaginations to experience history firsthand!<BR>-- Stories creatively juxtapose modern-day kids with fascinating historical settings and people.<BR>-- A historical background note and glossary of key terms enhance every story.<BR>-- Audiocassettes feature dramatized narration plus authentic sound effects and original music.<BR>-- Toys authenticated by Smithsonian Institution curators for realism and educational value.<P>As Andrew J. Russell, Lucy learns about the difficulties of laying the track, watches a telegraph operator flash the railroad news across America, and takes a very famous picture.

Synopsis:

In Railroad Hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Lucy tries to take a photograph of her friends only to find she has become Andrew Russell, preparing to take the famous 1869 photograph of the driving of the golden spike into the last rail of the first Transcontinental Railroad. As she works, she listens to amazing accounts of this engineering feat that linked by rail the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568993621
Author:
Farnsworth, Bill
Author:
Farnsworth, Bill
Publisher:
Soundprints
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
History - United States/General
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads -- History -- Fiction.
Subject:
School field trips -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Series:
Odyssey
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.25x8.26x.35 in. .81 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , In Railroad Hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Lucy tries to take a photograph of her friends only to find she has become Andrew Russell, preparing to take the famous 1869 photograph of the driving of the golden spike into the last rail of the first Transcontinental Railroad. As she works, she listens to amazing accounts of this engineering feat that linked by rail the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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