Monday, June 15, 2009


By Lynn Curlee
New York: Atheneum, 2009. 40 pgs.
Lynn Curlee train book is a visual delight, all cobalts and blues and shades of gold and orange. The text is not half-shabby neither, pages filled with an enormous amount of information about the genesis and development of locomotives. Everything from train wrecks to Grand Central Station to the Orient Express share with readers young and old the romance of the rails. The only slightly quibbly thing about the book is that occasionally the text seems to have little relationship to the pictures, but that's a very small snag in a large and lovely tapestry.

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