The Jones Family Express by Javaka Steptoe

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Steven adores listening to stories about his Aunt Carolyn's travels but has always been too young to go on a trip with her. When she plans a visit, Steven is stumped over what kind of gift to give her. He finds the answer in an old toy train, which he transforms into "The Jones Family Express," a movable family photo album Aunt Carolyn can take wherever she goes. Javaka Steptoe's brightly colored mixed-media illustrations bring this joyous family tale to life.

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Javaka Steptoe is a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award-winner who has created several books for children. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more, please visit
Published April 1, 2003 by Lee & Low Books. 40 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Steptoe makes his authorial debut in this engaging story about a boy’s special relationship with his aunt.

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