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Trains
     

Trains

by Chris Oxlade
 

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How do maglev trains work? What makes mountain railroad tracks different? Why do express trains have a special shape? This book looks at types of trains that are used for carrying cargo and passengers. Many trains in busy cities run underground. Shuttle trains carry cars and buses through tunnels. Special luxury trains provide beds and meals for their passengers.

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How do maglev trains work? What makes mountain railroad tracks different? Why do express trains have a special shape? This book looks at types of trains that are used for carrying cargo and passengers. Many trains in busy cities run underground. Shuttle trains carry cars and buses through tunnels. Special luxury trains provide beds and meals for their passengers.

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Children's Literature - Sara Lorimer
It is a fact that all parents, at some time, must live through their children's train stage. Toy train sets, train spotting, that certain bullying little English train with the catchy theme song…I have yet to meet a child who didn't love trains, at least for a phase (and I include myself in this sample). This excellent book from the "Mighty Machines" series will help parents deal with all the awkward questions like "Mama, what are trucks?" and "What's a maglev train?" With short and clear sentences a great range of trains is covered, from the first steam locomotives to trains of the future. Funicular railroads, monorails, the Orient Express…there's something for everyone. Each page is illustrated with photographs showing the variety of trains in the world. Young children will enjoy having it read to them; older children, including late readers, will not be bored. Even adults will find information to enjoy in here. Back matter includes a glossary, timeline, and index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432902131
Publisher:
Heinemann Raintree
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Transportation Around the World Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
IG700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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