Prairie Train by Marsha Wilson Chall

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During the first half of the twentieth century, the legendary steam engines of the Great Northern Railroad ruled the American northwest from Seattle, Washington, to St. Paul, Minnesota. Riding the Empire Builder was the safest, fastest, and most comfortable way to travel, as it chugged over wide rivers, across the Great Plains, and through snowbound mountain passes with such regularity you could set your watch by it.

But for a small girl travelling by herself for the first time, a trip from her country home to visit Grandma in the city of St. Paul is anything but routine. With words rich in the rhythm of the rails and paintings both beautiful and authentic, PRAIRIE TRAIN welcomes you aboard the Great Northern for a memorable journey across the country and into the past.


About Marsha Wilson Chall

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Marsha Wilson Chall is the author of such books as "One Pup's Up, "illustrated by Henry Cole; "Up North at the Cabin", illustrated by Steve Johnson; and "Sagebrush Spring", illustrated by Jim Daly. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband, dog, and barn cats, and you can visit her online at John Thompson is a regular contributor to National Geographic books and other publications. His latest works are "National Geographic Guide to America's Outdoors: Southeast" and a book on the National Historic Trails and the Appalachia region of the U.S. A former resident of Washington, D.C., he now lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Published September 1, 2003 by HarperCollins. 40 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As the Great Northern chugs its way to St. Paul, past fields “stitched together / in brown and yellow patches, / like Grandma’s quilt spread over the hills,” a lone child in her Sunday Best gazes happily out the windows, takes a meal in the dining car (surreptitiously dropping sugar cubes into he...

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" that indicate "the pants and huffs and puffs" of the engine's steam, the "clickety click click click " of a passenger's knitting needles "keeping time with the Great Northern line."

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