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Illustrated with exacting detail. Ideal fodder for budding engineers. (Booklist)

The squat, wide format of this book is already well-suited to its subject matter, and it becomes even more so when its trick is revealed: five pages pull out, almost tripling the scene's width and unveiling additional railroad cars. Steele provides an informative chronology of locomotive history from the advent of steam power to the rise of luxury trains like the Orient Express and today's high-speed and mag-lev trains. . . . this is likely to delight railroad enthusiasts. (Publishers Weekly)

In this slide-out, see-through, hands-on book, young readers will see the train from the humble beginnings of the steam engine to the challenge of laying transcontinental rails. Amazing die-cuts, sliders, and see-through panels provide a unique glimpse into some of the world most iconic trains. Philip Steele is the author of more than sixty books on history, geography, and cultural and social themes for children. (Ages 8 up) (Tucsoncitizen.com)

About the Author

Brian Lavery is a British naval historian, author, and Curator Emeritus at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Sebastian Quigley is an author and illustrator of several non-fiction children's books. He illustrated the Kingfisher title I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings. His other credits include The Dinosaur Museum, The Hammond Space Atlas, The World of Flight (An Inside Look), and several Lego Modelers books.


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Series: Legendary Journeys
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753466813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753466810
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 1.1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,654,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By superpickle on January 21, 2013
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Incredibly amazing book for both children and adults. Lots of great pictures and descriptions to ponder. A really good book for anyone interested in all types of ships.
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