My Best Book of Trains (The Best Book of) (Hardcover)

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All aboard for a riveting ride along the rails! Tracks and smokestacks, signals and steam trains, engineers and diesels - all the details that thrill young train enthusiasts are here in this information-packed picture book. With its action-oriented text, detailed, full-color spreads and step-by-step illustrations, this book takes a trip aboard trains from all over the world, and every period of railroad history. Realistic art shows the fascinating detail behind the steam engines of the past, and the sleek outlines of the modern, high-speed French TGV and Japanese bullet trains. A cutaway drawing helps young readers imagine life in a dining car. A reference section at the back of the book includes an illustrated glossary and an index to encourage reference skills and stoke the imagination of any future Casey Jones.

About the Author

Richard Balkwill is not only an ardent train buff, but also an experienced author and editor of children's books. His titles have been translated into many languages and include the Guinness Book of Rail Facts and Feats.

Praise For…

“With realistic full-color illustrations and fact-filled text, this book covers just about everything you wanted to know about trains but never thought to ask. Trains is sure to captivate young history and railroad buffs...Independent readers will find the text easy to understand, while adult readers will enjoy the pictures in the Thomas the Tank-Engine set.” —Children's Literature
Product Details
ISBN: 9780753452004
Publisher: Kingfisher
Publication Date: September 1st, 1999
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: The Best Book of