I Dream of Trains

I Dream of Trains Cover

I Dream of Trains

By Angela Johnson; Loren Long (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780689826092, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2003

Description

Papa says

it's the sound of leaving

that speaks to my soul...



The poignant words of two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and striking images from fine artist Loren Long join forces in this heartbreaking yet uplifting picture book about a boy, his love for trains, and his adulation of one legendary engineer.


It's the story of a hero lost and a hero discovered, of a dream crushed then reawakened, but mostly it is a story of the force that sustains the human spirit -- hope.