On the Blue Comet

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On the Blue Comet
Written by Rosemary Wells
Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763658154
ISBN-13: 9780763658151
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On the Blue Comet

author: Rosemary Wells
illustrator: Bagram Ibatoulline

In the wake of the Crash of 1929, Oscar Ogilvie’s life is changed forever. His dad has to sell their house and cherished model trains and head west in search of work, leaving Oscar lonely and miserable in the care of his aunt. Then he meets a mysterious drifter and witnesses a crime so stunning it catapults him on an incredible train journey from coast to coast, from one decade to another. Filled with suspense and peppered with witty encounters with Hollywood stars and other bigwigs of history, this captivating novel resonates with warmth, humor, and the true magic of a timeless adventure.

"An entertaining evocation of silver-screen and steel-train glamour." — The New York Times Book Review
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$8.99 / $12.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
0763658154 /  9780763658151
on sale date:
09/2012
type/format:
Fiction - Illustrated Middle-grade / Paperback
age range:
10 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
336 / 5 1/8" x 7 5/8"
grade range:
Grade 5 and up
 
subjects:
Action & Adventure; Family; Transportation; Toys, Dolls, Puppets; Time Travel;
author’s comments:
Rosemary Wells has written or illustrated more than sixty books for children and has received numerous awards. She is the creator of the beloved Max and Ruby stories; the co-author (with Secundino Fernandez) of My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood, illustrated by Peter Ferguson; the author of Lincoln and His Boys, illustrated by P.J. Lynch; and the illustrator of My Very First Mother Goose, edited by Iona Opie. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
illustrator’s comments:
Bagram Ibatoulline has illustrated many acclaimed books for children, including Thumbelina by Brian Alderson; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Great Joy, both by Kate DiCamillo; The Animal Hedge by Paul Fleischman; Hans Christian Andersen’s The Tinderbox and The Nightingale, both retold by Stephen Mitchell; The Serpent Came to Gloucester by M. T. Anderson; and Hana in the Time of the Tulips by Deborah Noyes. He lives in Pennsylvania.
 
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