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TRAINS by Jon Richards


by Jon Richards & illustrated by Simon Tegg & Ross Watson

Age Range: 7 - 11

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-7613-0743-5
Publisher: Copper Beech/Millbrook

PLB 0-7613-0824-5 Future engineers and conductors will enjoy this fun and fact-filled entry in the Cutaway series. Richards introduces the reader-friendly topic of trains, from early steam locomotives to high-speed bullets. Eye-catching, full-color spreads that show cross-sections of train cars reveal the workings of different kinds of engines, as well as the varying degrees of luxury their passenger cars offer. Readers learn that the background of such legendary choo-choos as “the flying Scotsman,” and “the Big Boy. ‘’ Equally fascinating is the information presented on MagLevs, now in use in Europe and Japan. (glossary, index) (Picture book. 7-11)