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.
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)
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.