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Red caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box car, black tender and a black steam engine . . . freight train.

In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train.

This Calecott Honor Book features bright colors and bold shapes. Even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he or she has watched a freight train passing after reading Freight Train.

Donald Crews used childhood memories of trains seen during his travels to his grandparents' farm in the American South as the inspiration for this timeless favorite.

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published on April 26, 1979 by Bodley Head Children's Books
ISBN-10: 0370301803
ISBN-13: 9780370301808
1 Book Review
  • skybluepink
    skybluepinkover 8 years55 stars
    Easy read for young children. Helps them learn colors in a fun way relating the train to the colors. Keeps the attention of young children.

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