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Night train, night train / Robert Burleigh ; illustrated by Wendell Minor.

Burleigh, Robert, (author.). Minor, Wendell, (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Gunn Memorial Library - Washington.
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Gunn Memorial Library - Washington JPC BUR (Text to phone) 34055145674416 Juvenile Picture Book Available -

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Told in rhyming text, a train speeds through the night, revealing the sights and colors along the way to its young and sleepy riders.
Subject: Railroad trains > Juvenile fiction.
Railroad travel > Juvenile fiction.
Night > Juvenile fiction.
Colors > Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Stories in rhyme.
Railroad trains > Fiction.
Night > Fiction.
Color > Fiction.
Genre: Stories in rhyme.
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Syndetic Solutions - Publishers Weekly Review for ISBN Number 9781580897174
Night Train, Night Train
Night Train, Night Train
by Burleigh, Robert; Minor, Wendell (Illustrator)
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In chalky grayscale art with occasional splashes of color, a steam train from the 1930s and '40s (identified by Minor as a Dreyfuss Hudson locomotive) rolls along through the night while a boy with a teddy bear watches from the train windows. Burleigh describes the sights, writing in a gentle rhythm that mimics the locomotive's soothing chug: "A barn. A house/ against the sky./ Big blue window/ like an eye." Illustrations show a bird's-eye perspective of the train (two Canada geese fly far above) as well as views of the train emerging from a tunnel, passing stations, and riding over bridges. Finally, the boy and bear peer out the window onto a hazy, dawn-lit cityscape. Wendell's evocative scenes capture the nostalgia of train travel and the thrill of a nighttime journey. Ages 2-5. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 9781580897174
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by Burleigh, Robert; Minor, Wendell (Illustrator)
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PreS-Gr 1-A young boy happily travels alone through the night on a steam locomotive in the early to mid 1900s. He is excited by all that he sees, hears, and feels-the black sky filled with white stars, the clanging and dinging of wheels and bells, and the speed of the fast-moving train. There is much to stimulate the senses, and the trip is full of wonder and delight. This rhyming picture book for young children is soothing and cadenced. The lyrical stanzas are short and succinct and printed in a large bold font that accentuates color words. The illustrations, done in graphite with colorful accents added digitally, perfectly set the mood for the midnight journey. The warm colors of the sunrise will envelop readers. Young children who are fascinated with trains will absolutely love this book and ask to read it again and again. The illustrator's brief note about the Dreyfuss Hudson locomotive at the end is a perfect finishing touch. VERDICT A dreamy, lyrical picture book for young train enthusiasts.-Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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by Burleigh, Robert; Minor, Wendell (Illustrator)
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A young boy clutching his teddy bear hops aboard the Night-train, night-train, hold-on-tight train to ride a train snaking into the darkness of the countryside. He watches the colors as they pass by: red for the stoplights and switches, blue for a window, white for a star, yellow for the moon, and orange for sparks. Rhyming text announces the into-morning-bright train as the last two wordless double-page spreads show the colorful city and a happy welcome from Mom. The realistic illustrations highlight the award-winning Minor's ability as he depicts the black night morphing into gray and then dawn and bright sunlight. A footnote explains his desire to depict accurately the Dreyfuss Hudson locomotive, the last of a generation of steam engines of the 1930s and '40s. The soft pencil drawings complement the poetic writing as the passing sights blur with the rapid train: Can't stop. Can't stay. Night train, night train, wish-I-might train. It's a perfect story for all train-lovers and a nostalgic nod to those who love the magic of the rails.--Lolly Gepson Copyright 2018 Booklist


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