There was a time when transcontinental passenger train travel was novel, modern, and exciting. In Locomotive, Brian Floca explores that 19th century time when many people were riding trains across the country for the first time ever. Floca uses a wonderful combination of interactive, rhythmic language and detailed, delightful artwork to depict the majesty and history of trains with a reflection of deep research and accuracy. Locomotive is a tribute to the now outdated transportation method, and will thrill all kinds of readers. For children wanting to broaden their knowledge on the mechanisms and engineering that trains require to function, Locomotive is an accessible resource to do just that.

Awards: Caldecott Medal, Robert F. Sibert Honor

Published 2013, Simon & Schuster