Kit's Railway Adventure (American Girls Collection)

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Kit's Railway Adventure

All aboard! Kit has won an essay contest, and she and Aunt Millie are off on a great adventure! They're heading west by train to visit spectacular Glacier Park-and to see Charlie, who's working for the CCC.

This interactive, journal-style book features historical photographs and eight pull-out souvenirs for girls to keep, including a map and bookmark from the 1934 World's Fair, a train whistle, a mini Chinese lantern, ...

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Overview

Kit's Railway Adventure

All aboard! Kit has won an essay contest, and she and Aunt Millie are off on a great adventure! They're heading west by train to visit spectacular Glacier Park-and to see Charlie, who's working for the CCC.

This interactive, journal-style book features historical photographs and eight pull-out souvenirs for girls to keep, including a map and bookmark from the 1934 World's Fair, a train whistle, a mini Chinese lantern, and a Native American necklace. Girls can use the secret decoder to find and figure out clues hidden throughout the book.

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Fans of the 1930s character can enjoy Kit's Railway Adventure by Harriet Brown, illus. by Walter Rane. This interactive book, styled like a journal, follows the heroine and her Aunt Millie when Kit wins an essay contest: her prize, to travel west to Montana's Glacier National Park. Period photographs, a pull-out train whistle and a Japanese paper lantern keepsake from the Glaciers Hotel allow readers to experience the 1934 World's Fair in Chicago, witness an overnight at a cattle ranch and join Kit's meeting with the President and First Lady, Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Kit Kittredge is off on a real adventure and you are reading the diary that she wrote during her journey. Thanks to her writing skills, she has won a trip to Glacier Park. Kit won the trip when she wrote a winning essay in a nationwide contest about "The Best Part of the new Deal." Kit was able to choose where she wanted to go and chose Glacier Park because that is where her brother is working. Kit's brother, like many out-of-work young men, joined the CCC, or Civilian Conservation Corps. This wonderful organization set young men to the job of building roads, putting out forest fires and in general, making America's beautiful natural places more accessible to the public. The wages the young men earned made a huge difference to their families, often saving them from ending up on the street. Kit is terribly proud of her brother and wants to see the beautiful place where he is based. With Aunt Millie as her companion, Kit sets out on the train for Chicago where she has a two-day pass to the 1934 World's fair. The fair is a wonderful place full of interesting sites and people. At Chicago, Kit and Aunt Millie get onto the Empire Builder railway. We follow Kit's adventures as the train carries her through Minnesota, North Dakota, and into Montana. Here, at Glacier Park, Kit sees her brother again. She also makes friends with a young Blackfoot girl, Mary Kicking Horse, and last but by no means least, Kit is introduced to President and Mrs. Roosevelt who are visiting the park. Not only is the story in this book fascinating and delightful, its presentation gives the reader the feeling that she is really reading Kit's travel diary. There are lots of photographs and postcards 'pasted' into thediary. Mementos from places she visited are also pasted into the book—a train ticket, a menu, a baseball card, a rubbing from a horse saddle, a booklet about Glacier Park. The reader will also find autographs from the President and Mrs. Roosevelt on the pages. There are envelopes to open and even a decoder to use. A 'time capsule" of the United States during the 1930s, this is a wonderful interactive book for anyone who loves history, travel, diaries and journals. This is one of several books about Kit found in the "American Girls Collection." 2002, Pleasant Company,
— Marya Jansen-Gruber
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584855750
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: American Girl Collection Series: Kit
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.14 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.54 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2005

    cool

    my best frien has this book and let me borrow it. i loved it. it was really cool. it hade lots of pullouts, and its like her diary.

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