Freight train

Author
Language English
Publisher
Tupelo $16.00 $15.93 $18.95 $6.95 and $3.95., 1996




Annotation:

Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles. Includes narration, music and original illustrations. The illustrations and words are shown twice, inviting children to read along.



Subjects :

  • Illustration of books
  • Trains
  • Concepts
  • Fiction
  • Pictorial works
  • Juvenile literature
  • Language experience approach
  • Fiction.
  • Awards
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Railroad trains
  • Color
  • Children's stories, American
  • Juvenile fiction
  • Caldecott medal books
  • Big books.
  • Railroads
  • Children's stories
  • Reading (Primary)
  • Picture books
  • Children's literature

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Best Books :

  • Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 , H.W. Wilson
  • Books to Grow On, 2003 , ALSC American Library Association
  • Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 , H.W. Wilson
  • Children's Literature Choice List, 1997 , Children's Literature
  • 100 Great Children s Books 100 Years, 2013 , New York Public Library
  • Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 , Bank Street College of Education

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Randolph Caldecott Medal , Honor Book , 1979, United States
  • Redbook Children's Picturebook Award , Winner , 1985, United States

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Reading Measurement Programs:


0688117015
A Mulberry Paperback (New York N.Y.:) 1992.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level K-2
Reading Level 2
Accelerated Reader Points 1


068880165X
Greenwillow Books (New York:) 1978.

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level K-2
Reading Level 2
Accelerated Reader Points 1


0688129404
Tupelo $16.00 $15.93 $18.95 $6.95 and $3.95. () 1996.

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.


Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level K-2
Reading Level 2
Accelerated Reader Points 1

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.


Accelerated Reader Points

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level K-2
Reading Level 2
Accelerated Reader Points 1

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Reviews :

Publishers Weekly (Publishers Weekly)
Presented in blocks of brilliant colors, the multihued train in this Caldecott Honor book undertakes a dazzling journey before disappearing from the final page. Ages 2-up. (Sept.)
(PUBLISHER: A Mulberry Paperback (New York N.Y.:), PUBLISHED: c1992.)

Jeanenne (BookHive (www.bookhive.org))
This colorful book doubles as a lesson about train cars. Readers learn the name of the cars by starting at the end with the red caboose and finishing up with the black steam engine. In between, other cars are named and have their own unique, bold colors. But this isn t a stationary train, but a moving one, whose form becomes blurry as it increases speed. Children will feel the excitement and energy as the train moves through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles. A great book for learning and fun. Category: Award Books; Classics; Concept. Grade Level: Toddlers; Preschool. 1978, Greenwillow Books. Ages 1 to 5.
(PUBLISHER: Greenwillow Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1978.)

Susie Wilde (Children's Literature)
New in board book format, Donald Crews' Freight Train tracks a brightly colored train across trestles and through tunnels until it's "going, going...gone". The book's pages hold a certain rhythm and drama, and you can further engage your baby by add the chug-a-chug-a of a moving train as you turn the pages. This is a book with longevity Toddlers will enjoy color naming and preschoolers can view the colors mix due to the train's movements. Now the sturdy cardboard pages will help the book last. 1996, Tupelo, $16.00, $15.93, $18.95, $6.95 and $3.95. Ages 3 mo. to 4.
(PUBLISHER: Greenwillow Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1978.)

Ver nica Betancourt (Children's Literature)
A train makes its journey across the pages of this book, providing young readers the opportunity to learn the names of the cars and to practice counting skills. The text is spare, giving a minimum of description so that the illustrations are responsible for conveying the experience of a train passing by. While spare, the story is simple and poetic in English, however, the Spanish translation loses this poetry. The names of the trains lack the alliteration found in English, and the verbs are not chosen with care to preserve the feeling of locomotion. The careless translation is sometimes incorrect. Crews won the Caldecott for this book and the airbrush illustrations are the strongest element of the story; they remain graphic and exciting and are not overwhelmed by the Spanish text added to this bilingual edition. This book is perfect for teaching about transportation, or for learning colors, but it is better in English and lackluster in Spanish. 2003 (orig. 1978), Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers Inc, $15.99. Ages 3 to 6.
(PUBLISHER: Greenwillow Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: c1978.)

Susie Wilde (Children's Literature)
New in board book format, Donald Crews' Freight Train tracks a brightly colored train across trestles and through tunnels until it's "going, going...gone". The book's pages hold a certain rhythm and drama, and you can further engage your baby by add the chug-a-chug-a of a moving train as you turn the pages. This is a book with longevity Toddlers will enjoy color naming and preschoolers can view the colors mix due to the train's movements. Now the sturdy cardboard pages will help the book last. 1996, Tupelo, $16.00, $15.93, $18.95, $6.95 and $3.95. Ages 3 mo. to 4.
(PUBLISHER: Mulberry Books (New York:), PUBLISHED: 1992 c1978.)

Susie Wilde (Children's Literature)
New in board book format, Donald Crews' Freight Train tracks a brightly colored train across trestles and through tunnels until it's "going, going...gone". The book's pages hold a certain rhythm and drama, and you can further engage your baby by add the chug-a-chug-a of a moving train as you turn the pages. This is a book with longevity Toddlers will enjoy color naming and preschoolers can view the colors mix due to the train's movements. Now the sturdy cardboard pages will help the book last. 1996, Tupelo, $16.00, $15.93, $18.95, $6.95 and $3.95. Ages 3 mo. to 4.
(PUBLISHER: Tupelo $16.00 $15.93 $18.95 $6.95 and $3.95., PUBLISHED: 1996)

Ver nica Betancourt (Children's Literature)
A train makes its journey across the pages of this book, providing young readers the opportunity to learn the names of the cars and to practice counting skills. The text is spare, giving a minimum of description so that the illustrations are responsible for conveying the experience of a train passing by. While spare, the story is simple and poetic in English, however, the Spanish translation loses this poetry. The names of the trains lack the alliteration found in English, and the verbs are not chosen with care to preserve the feeling of locomotion. The careless translation is sometimes incorrect. Crews won the Caldecott for this book and the airbrush illustrations are the strongest element of the story; they remain graphic and exciting and are not overwhelmed by the Spanish text added to this bilingual edition. This book is perfect for teaching about transportation, or for learning colors, but it is better in English and lackluster in Spanish. 2003 (orig. 1978), Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers Inc, $15.99. Ages 3 to 6.
(PUBLISHER: Tupelo $16.00 $15.93 $18.95 $6.95 and $3.95., PUBLISHED: 1996)

Richard Monte (Carousel 52, Fall 2012)
At first sight this seems like a very simple picture book with just the depiction of a steam engine pulling freight trucks carrying petrol, grain, cattle, coal and fruit. It is the striking colours of each carriage that create a sense of excitement and movement as the train picks up speed and passes through tunnels, past cities, across bridges, into darkness and back into daylight, finally disappearing from view leaving only a thin trail of steam. Originally published in the United States in 1978, it remains a great way of introducing young readers to colours, but especially the way that they merge like a film fast-forwarding. Lacking any narrative, it displays the excitement of a high speed locomotive rushing past our eyes, as we ponder where such a dazzling machine is heading. Category: Picture Books. Phoenix Yard (R), 5.99.
(PUBLISHER: 5.99., PUBLISHED: Phoenix Yard (R))

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Series :

Scholastic cassettes

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
Tupelo $16.00 $15.93 $18.95 $6.95 and $3.95., 1996

Media Type:

0688129404
9780688129408
Tupelo $16.00 $15.93 $18.95 $6.95 and $3.95., 1996

Media Type:

9780688841652
0688841651
New York: Tupelo Books, 1996

Media Type: Language Material
1 v. (unpaged):
PZ7.C8682 ([E])
9780688149000
0688149006
Originally published New York N.Y.: Greenwillow Books c1978.
New York NY: Scholastic, 1992

Media Type: Nonmusical Sound Recording
1 sound cassette +
(BT/E/F)
9780590610834
059061083X
9780590426947
059042694X
Based on the 1979 Caldecott Honor book by Donald Crews.
This title was selected by FCPS Title1.(Input 1997)
New York N.Y.: A Mulberry Paperback, 1992

Media Type: Language Material
unpaged.
PZ7.C8682 (E CRE)
0688117015
9780688117016
New York N.Y.: A Mulberry Paperback, 1992

Media Type: Language Material
unpaged.
PZ7.C8682 (E CRE)
9780688117016
0688117015
New York: Mulberry Books, 1992

Media Type: Language Material
1 v. (unpaged):
PZ7.C8682 ([E])
9780688129408
0688129404
Accompanied by Big book study guide.
"Caldecott honor book"-Cover.
Originally published New York N.Y.: Greenwillow Books c1978.
Nashville TN: JTG of Nashville, 1991

Media Type: Two-dimensional Nonprojectable Graphic
1 jigsaw puzzle (22 pieces):
(GAM/793.73/Fre)
0938971700
9780938971702
"For ages 3-6."
Based on the 1979 Caldecott Honor book Freight train illustrated by Donald Crews.
Hightstown NJ: American School Publishers, 1991

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 videocassette (6 min.):
(VT/E/F)
9300199942688
9780199942688
0199942684
9990199942681
Film library copy for circulation only. Cannot be duplicated.
Circ. #21623.
Based on the 1979 Caldecott Honor book by Donald Crews.
Recommended for purchase by FCPS.
Title from container.
[Richmond Hill Ont.]: Scholastic-TAB Publications, 1989

Media Type: Language Material
24 p.:
(j813/.54)
0590733117
9780590733113
New York: Scholastic, 1989

Media Type: Language Material
1 big book (24 p.):
PZ7.C8682 ([E])
059042694X
0590733117
9780590426947
9780590733113
059061083X
9780590610834
"Caldecott honor book"-Cover.
New York N.Y.: Puffin Books, 1985

Media Type: Language Material
[24] p.:
PZ7.C8682 ([E])
014050480X
9780140504804
"Caldecott honor book"-Cover.
Bedford Hills NY: Educational Enrichment Materials, 1980

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 filmstrip (ca. 48 fr.):
PZ7 (372.6)
3064398415
7973064398419
Sound accompaniment compatible for manual and automatic operation.
Adapted from the book of the same name by Donald Crews.
Title from data sheet.
Intended audience Preschool and kindergarten.
Westminster Md.: Random House School Division, 1980

Media Type: Projected Medium
1 filmstrip 63 fr.:
PZ7 (372.6)
0699065836
8900699065835
Sound accompaniment compatible for manual and automatic operation.
Adapted from the book of the same name by Donald Crews.
London: Bodley Head, 1979

Media Type: Language Material
[24]p.:
(823/.9/1)
0370301803
9780370301808
3280779847
0113280779846
Originally published New York Greenwillow Books 1978.
New York: HarperFestival, 1978

Media Type: Language Material
24 unnumbered pages:
PZ7.C8682
Board book.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1978

Media Type: Language Material
[22] p.
PZ7.C8682 Fr
9780688801656
068880165X
Caldecott Honor Book.
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1978

Media Type: Language Material
[22] p.
PZ7.C8682 ([E])
068880165X
9780688801656
New York: Greenwillow Books, 1978

Media Type: Language Material
[22] p.
PZ7.C8682 ([E])
9780688801656
068880165X
5.99.,

Media Type:

190791210X
9781907912108
Random House,

Media Type: Language Material
1fs. and 1ct.
E
0021060436
9780021060436
Based on Donald Crews story of the same title about a train journey.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers,

Media Type: Language Material

(813.54)
9780062120472
0062120476
Scarborough: HarperCollins Canada Limited,

Media Type: Language Material
24
(823/.9/1)
9780060562038
006056203X

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