By Barbara Lehman
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780618756407, 32pp.)
Publication Date: April 2008
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A ride on the train is exciting. There’s always something new to see, even if you’ve been there before.
But some train rides are better than others . . .
What if a train took you somewhere else entirely? What if the doors opened in a strange, new place? This is one train stop you won’t want to miss!
Barbara Lehman has illustrated many books for children. Born in Chicago, Barbara attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where she earned a BFA in communication design. A full-time illustrator, Barbara says, “Books and art have always held the strongest attraction for me. I have always felt drawn to ‘commercial art’ because of its ability to reach many people. I like the idea of being part of the media in a meaningful and thoughtful way, especially with children as the audience.” She now lives in Philmont, New York.
"Once again, Lehman's spacious, boldly outlined pictures tell a deceptively simple story that demands repeated visits." Booklist Jan 1 2008 Booklist, ALA
"Once again, Lehman... demonstrates her extraordinary knack for storytelling sans words." Horn Book March/April 2008 Horn Book
"Lehman employs the visual language of serial storytelling in masterly fashion...Comfortably mind-bending." Kirkus 3/15/08 Kirkus Reviews
"...the surprise on the final spreads brings...a playful challenge, to the way readers look at the world around them." PW starred Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Lehman's simple fantasy offers a positive lesson on helping others that will stretch readers' imaginations." July 2008 School Library Journal