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Casey Jones

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Listen to the story of the railroad's greatest hero!
"Now all of this happened"
"a hundred years ago"
"but it's a story that everyone"
"ought to know"
"'cause the railroad back then"
"was the mightiest thing"
"and the loco engineer"
"was the Iron Horse King! "
With action-packed, intricately detailed pictures and text that whistles off the page, here is the tale of the locomotive
...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 23rd 2001 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Catherine Johnson
Dec 02, 2010 Catherine Johnson rated it really liked it
Based on a true story about a famous railroad engineer, Casey Jones, who gave his life to save all the passengers on his train. It is in rhyme and although it is quite wordy, it is easy to read and my son asked me to read it to him over and over again (very rare I might add). Lots of interesting facts and pof course boys love trains! I was surprised how much Matthew enjoyed the information that was possibly beyond him. Maybe it wasn't beyond him after all.
Diane
Sep 11, 2014 Diane rated it really liked it
This is a great book about a historical figure. My son was fascinated. He wanted more explanation about what happened to Casey Jones and how and why (he's 4!). One nice surprise was that in giving a bit of history about the railroad system in the USA he did make mention of the "railroading" of the native peoples and what a terrible thing that was.
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Jul 28, 2014 Edmund Davis-Quinn rated it liked it
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Very nice little picture book that was on my shelf. Going to donate it to the library. I didn't know the story of sacrifice.
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True story of Casey Jones--somewhere there has got to be a 5-star version of this story. . .
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