My Big Rig by Jonathan London

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Zoom! While playing with his toy truck, a little boy imagines himself driving an eighteen-wheeler through a city, across a bridge, and into the countryside. Along the way, he uses his two-way radio and parks at a truck stop. Finally, he reaches the coast, where he unloads his cargo. His imagination would keep growing . . . but it’s time for dinner!

About Jonathan London

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Jonathan London was born a "navy-brat" in Brooklyn, New York, and raised on Naval stations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He received a Masters Degree in Social Sciences but never formally studied literature or creative writing. He began to consider himself a writer about the time he graduated from college. After college he became a dancer in a modern dance company and worked at numerous low-paying jobs as a laborer or counselor. He wrote poems and short stories for adults, earning next to nothing despite being published in many literary magazines. For some 20 years before he penned his first children's book, London was writing poetry and short stories for adults. In the early 1970s, he was reading his poems in San Francisco jazz clubs, and those experiences found their way into his witty children's book Hip Cat, which has been featured on the PBS children's television show Reading Rainbow. After writing down the tale The Olw Who Became the Moon in 1989, London began to wonder if other people might want to read it. He picked up his kids' copy of Winnie-the-Pooh and saw that the book was published by Dutton, so he casually decided to send his story to them. Surprisingly enough, they wanted to publish him. Working with different illustrators, and occasionally with co-authors, London has produced literally dozens of books. Most have appeared under his name, but some have come out under a pseudonym, which still remains a secret.He has published over forty books and has earned recognitions from organizations like the National Science Teachers Association.
Published January 8, 2013 by Two Lions. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“My big rig rolls across a valley .

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Playful landscapes (the truck zooms down a switchback mountain road as a deer looks on approvingly) alternate with nose-to-nose close-ups (the young trucker dunks a chocolate-covered doughnut in his coffee at a 24-hour truck stop) to cover all the bases of the trucker experience and to give reade...

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