This beautiful picture book pairs a vintage poem by Booth, made up of rhythms that recall the cadence of a moving freight train, with detailed realistic paintings by Ibatoulline which masterfully and dramatically capture an American freight train in its heyday. Full color.
"All who have succumbed to the allure of the railroad will be stopped in their own tracks by this eye-filling, show-stopping debut showcase." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)
Start with a vintage poem by Philip Booth, whose rhythms recall the cadence of a moving freight train. Pair it with detailed realistic paintings by Bagram Ibatoulline that masterfully and dramatically capture an American freight train in its heyday, along with all the small-town denizens who stop to watch its crossing. What you have is a majestic picture book that will enthrall train enthusiasts of all ages and delight anyone who appreciates a heady dose of nostalgia.