Cover image for Night train
Title:
Night train
Author:
Stutson, Caroline.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Ct. : Roaring Brook Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Rhyming text presents a nighttime train ride through the countryside, with lightning on the tracks, rattling cars, and the welcoming lights of the station at the end of the journey.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.2 0.5 59746.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780761326625

9780761315988
Format :
Book

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Summary

A majestic, streamlined locomotive sweeps into the pages of this striking picture book and a little boy climbs aboard for a nighttime journey. Through the countryside and on to the city, passing farms and houses and trucks on the highway, the journey is seen through the wide-open eyes of a child taking his first train trip.


Author Notes

This is Caroline Stutson's seventh picture book. Her poetic texts are perfect for reading aloud. She lives in Littleton, Colorado.Katherine Tillotson's dramatic, streamlined artwork captures the power of a train and the sweep and mystery of the night. She lives in San Francisco, California.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

On an overnight train to see Grandma, a boy traveling with his father takes in the sights and sounds. It's a vintage subject, but Stutson (Prairie Primer A to Z) and Tillotson (Nice Try, Tooth Fairy) mine it astutely. Small sensations and experiences are just as important here as big ones, as they so often are for children: mastering the art of carrying a water-filled paper cup down the rocking aisles receives the same weight as the thrill of speeding through countryside and town. Truncated verse suggests the motion of the train: "Back we go On rattling floors," Stutson writes after the boy has eaten in the dining car, "Car To car Through hissing doors." Her spare tone acts as counterpoint to the glowing lighting and dramatic angles of Tillotson's full-bleed pastels. One of the most telling scenes takes place in the dining car, where the boy is shown wondering at the presentation of an exotic, domed entre; the mirrored surface reflects the server's smiling face. This tribute offers evidence that, when it comes to the romance of train travel, a child's love is here to stay. Ages 4-8. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A ride that will delight train lovers. A young boy boards one of the passenger cars in the country and readers' first views are of passing meadows and farm animals, bridges and tunnels. Soon, night falls, and the locomotive approaches a city where the scenes become those of apartment buildings and an expressway. Inside, there is also much to be fascinated with, including a meal in the dining car and silver sinks in the bathroom. The rhyming text, "Back we go On rattling floors. Car To car Through hissing doors," adds details while conveying the power and the beauty of the train and the wonder and adventure of an all-night ride as seen through the eyes of a child. The large double-page paintings feature a contrast of colors: warm oranges and browns and greens for the countryside and varying shades of blue and gray for the city. A trip every child should experience, even if only through this story.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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