Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (On My Own History Series)

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The true story of how fifteen-year-old Kate risked her life in a storm to prevent a train disaster. Also includes photographs and text depicting the Mississippi River flood of 1993.

Fifteen-year-old Kate risks her life in a storm to prevent a train disaster.

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Overview

The true story of how fifteen-year-old Kate risked her life in a storm to prevent a train disaster. Also includes photographs and text depicting the Mississippi River flood of 1993.

Fifteen-year-old Kate risks her life in a storm to prevent a train disaster.

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Mailbox Magazine
Battling a firece storm 15 year-old-Kate selflessly risks her own life to save 200 people on a train bound for diasaster. This easy-to-read true story of the 1881 rescue is a perfect choice for young readers who have a taste for suspense.
School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-- A vivid recounting of a true story of a young girl in 1881 Iowa, told in the format and style of an easy reader. Through her courageous actions, Kate Shelley was able to save the lives of two men when a railroad bridge was washed out, plus the lives of 200 others speeding toward the broken bridge on an express train. The language is simple, yet its terseness conveys the danger and excitement of the incident. Ritz's dark, soft-edged paintings convey the emotional drama as Kate struggles through the storm to the bridge. This is a wonderful bit of history brought to life to share with young readers. No dullness here--it's a page-turner. --Judith Gloyer, Milwaukee Public Library
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876145418
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1991
  • Series: On My Own History Series
  • Edition description: Reading Rainbow Book
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 314,883
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: 490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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