The Secret Subway Book
The Secret Subway Book
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The Secret Subway

Written by Shana Corey and illustrated by Red Nose Studio

Published by Random House Children's Books

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"New York City in the 1860s was a mess- crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, after fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering, Beach unveiled his masterpiece-and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track. The Secret Subwaywill wow readers, just as Beach's underground train wowed riders over a century ago."

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 1, 2016
  • ISBN: 0375870717
  • ISBN 13: 9780375870712
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The Secret Subway is both very engaging and enjoyable. It entertains readers while also educating them about this fascinating piece of New York City subway history. The illustrations are unique and wonderfully match this tale of an inventor's ambitious undertaking.


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