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Freight Train

Written & illustrated by Donald Crews
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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 board book features sturdy pages and is just the right size for little hands.

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.

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Who Wrote Freight Train

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Donald Crews

<p>Donald Crews is the renowned creator of many celebrated children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor Books <em>Freight Train</em> and <em>Truck</em>. He and his wife, Ann Jonas, live in New York’s Hudson River Valley.</p><p>Donald Crews es el renombrado autor de dos libros merecedores del premio Caldecott, <em>Tren de carga</em> (<em>Freight Train</em>) y <em>School Bus</em>. Vive con su esposa, Ann Jonas, cerca del Río Hudson, en Nueva York. </p>

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September 20, 1996
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