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In simple, stately prose that perfectly complements his luminous watercolors, Floca introduces the lightship Ambrose, its crew and cat. Masterful use of the historical present tense, deft, humorous touches and detailed endpapers engage young children while acknowledgments and notes in the book, fore and aft, provide context.
- Nonfiction, Social Sciences
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal 2008 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9781416924364
Accompany a family on an unforgettable weeklong train trip from Omaha to Sacramento in 1869. Flowing, detailed blank verse text and warm, thoroughly researched illustrations fuel the adventure. ALL ABOARD! for this stunning aural and visual celebration of early rail travel.