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The Banshee Train

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Odds Bodkin's story, based on folklore that Irish railroad workers brought to America, and Ted Rose's shimmering watercolors evoke the suspense and mystery of this otherworldly chase through the high Rocky Mountains. On a foggy night, spring floods swell the Colorado River. John Mercer, engineer of Train Number 1, and Mr. O'Reilly, his fireman, worry about crossing Gore ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 24th 1995 by Clarion Books (first published January 1st 1995)
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Jul 08, 2011 Sandie rated it liked it
We found this book in the juvinelle section at the library but its not really for very little readers....I just don't think it holds there attention as its rather long. It also might seem spooky to some children. I (as the parent) found it to be very good and has facts in it about Irish immegrants and steam engines and bridges that collasped and about the Irish Fairy Woman, The Banshee.

The pictures are not bad....but they are not something to capture a very young childs attenti
Aug 06, 2011 Jen rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story, but it was too long for my boys and it didn't keep their attention. They picked it out at the library because they like trains. The story includes Irish folklore about the banshee who is a fairy woman who foretells death. In the story, she saves he lives of two men working on a train in Colorado one night.
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