On the Blue Comet
Publication Date: September 2012
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“Bring back the trains! Eleven-year-old Oscar falls into an old Lionel electric train set and finds himself actually aboard the Blue Comet train on his way to Chicago! Transferring there to the Golden State Limited, he is on his way to California to find his father, who has gone there to find work. With both humor and suspense, Wells has crafted a fast-paced tale of courage during a time when dreams were about the only things most people owned. A heck of a ride!”
-- Sue Carita, The Toadstool Bookshop, Milford, NH