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The Last Train - Children's Book


The Last Train

"My granddad was a railroad man, he drove trains around, my daddy, he he sold tickets till they closed the station down. Now the tracks that shone like silver, have turned to rusty brown. Thirty years ago the last train rolled through town."
Based on a song by acclaimed musician Gordon Titcomb, this is a huantingly beautiful tribute to a bygone era when everyone traveled by train.
Titcomb's lyrics are evenly matched by Wendell Minor's sumptuous paintings. The Last Train is a book for train lovers, American History buffs, and everyone else.

By Gordon Titcomb. Foreword by Arlo Guthrie. Paintings by Wendell Minor.
Text copyright G. Titcomb 2012. Illustrations copyright W. Minor.
Published by Roaring Book Press.
32 pages, each featuring a stunning, full-color painting.
10.25" x 10.25" hardcover, includes a dustjacket.
ISBN: 978-1-59643-164-5.

About the author: Gordon Titcomb is a composer and musician who has spent more than two decades performing and recording with many well known artists including Arlo Guthrie, Hank Williams Jr., and Paul Simon. He has been a guest performer with Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, and Willie Nelson.
The Last Train is Gordon's first book for children and is based on his song of the same name. Gordon lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut.

About the illustrator: Wendell Minor is the award-winning illustrator of over forty picture books for children, including The New York Times bestsellers Ghost Ship by Mary Higgins Clark and Look to the Stars by Buzz Aldrin.
As a child he remembers visiting the Burlington Railroad station in his hometown of Aurora, Illinois, to watch the big steam engines come and go. That same railroad introduced the first diesel-electric train, the famous Burlington Zephyr.
The Last Train represents Wendell's fondest memories of his boyhood.


Item # 007848

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