Aboard a Steam Locomotive: A Sketchbook

Huck Scarry, Author Prentice Hall $12.95 (66p) ISBN 978-0-13-000373-7
Life on a Barge, Life on a Fishing Boat and Balloon Trip are all titles in Scarry's Sketchbook series. In this new title, a young narrator tells of his quest to learn about steam locomotives, andby traveling the world over in leapshe illustrates the mighty ""work horses'' he's seen, with every knob, gadget, bolt, throttle, lever and valve in full view. He explains the hierarchy in the engine sheds, the domain of the engineer and the duties of all those involved with the locomotives. Railroad routes across the U.S., a history (to the present) and a list of famous locomotives are all provided in sturdy pencil drawings that will give young train buffs an eyeful. Ages 8-12. (July)
Reviewed on: 03/31/1987
Release date: 04/01/1987
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