I Dream of Trains [hc]
Written by Angela Johnson & illustrated by Loren Long
it's the sound of leaving
that speaks to my soul...
Poignant words and striking images join forces in this heartbreaking yet uplifting picture book about the son of a sharecropper, his love for trains, and his adulation of one legendary engineer, Casey Jones.
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. 32 pages
"MacArthur Award winner Johnson (Heaven; Toning the Sweep) pens a reverie as piercing and poignant as the long cry of a train whistle against debut artist Long's breathtaking backdrops." -Publishers Weekly, Starred Review (Ages 5-7)
2003 Golden Kite | Winner | Picture Book Illustration
September 1, 2003