A Step 3 reader (Reading on Your Own) that introduces trains of all shapes and sizes doing what they do best: hauling freight, carrying passengers, and zooming at speeds close to 400 miles per hour! Readers will encounterthe Jacobite—a Scottish train that plays the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. They will learn about the great steam locomotives that crossed the United States, joining east and west in 1869. They will travel the world, visiting Japanese commuter trains so busy that men called "pushers" pack people in! And they will learn about the different technologies—steam, diesel, electric, and electromagneticthat continue to make trains such an important part of our modern world. Illustrated with full color and black & white photos.
About the Author
SUSAN E. GOODMAN is the author of more than thirty nonfiction books for children, including "How Do You Burp in Space?"; "See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House";"All in Just One Cookie", an ALA Notable Book; and "On This Spot", a "Washington Post "Top Picture Book of the Year. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Susan E. Goodman and Michael J. Doolittle have collaborated on the Step into Reading title "Choppers! "and the Ultimate Field Trip series, among other nonfiction titles.