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Train Song

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Here is the song of the train. Listen as it rushes past big cities and small towns. Listen as it sweeps through forests and fields and into tunnels. Hear the whistle wailing, brakes squealing, wheels rollings, r-o-l-l-i-n-g, stop. Now the train is homeward bound. All aboard!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 30th 1993 by Turtleback Books (first published 1990)
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A beautifully written and illustrated nostalgic celebration of trains. Siebert engages all the reader's senses with lines like, "steel wheels rolling on steel trails rumbling grumbling on steel rails". The short, repeaticious lines needs to be read aloud in order to appreciate the cadence of rolling along the track, "out in back, railroad track, clickety-clack, clickety-clack." This was a favorite bedtime story at my house for many years. It's gentle rhythm is just right for lulling a fussy todd ...more
Great bedtime read with a sing - song beat and awesome illustrations.
Nov 18, 2013 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This is a wonderful tale about trains and life near a railroad track. Listening to the song of the train, it's a regular and predictable rhythm.

The lyrical and rhyming narrative flows so nicely off the tongue and the cadence really gives the impression of the sounds of a train.

The illustrations are somewhat old fashioned and complement the poetry nicely. We really enjoyed reading this book together.
Laura Verret
Using short, clipped phrases, Train Song follows a train from station to station, track to track, field to city, and village to desert, showing the multitude of scenes and people a train witnesses from day to day. Full-page paintings heighten the sense of enjoyment and realism. Good, but not necessary.

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What a beautiful book. We can often think of trains as part of the past. We forget their importance and the power that they are. This book takes a powerful engine and turns it into a graceful locomotive.
entire book of poems about a train

great for students to think about something like train and develop ideas
Picked this book up at Goodwill and it has become a staple in our favorite bedtime books.
Another hand-me-down from our train-loving cousins.
Another hand-me-down from our train-loving cousins.
Another hand-me-down from our train-loving cousins.
Grandchild read. Love the lyrical way this book reads.
Haley Dale
Loved this, gorgeous wording and illustrations
Siebert is a really good poetess
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Wendell Minor was born and raised in the town of Aurora, Illinois. Drawing and painting have always been an integral part of his life, and after completing his studies at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Wendell began creating original designs for book publishers in New York City. His children's books have consistently exhibited his love for the land and environment.

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