Title: The Train of States *Signed 1st
Publisher: Greenwillow, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Hard Cover
Illustrator: Peter Sis
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author and Illustrator
Edition: 1st Edition
First printing. This book features fifty train cars, one for each of the fifty states (plus a caboose for the District of Washington!). Interesting, informative detail in the illustrations give both adults and children plenty to see and discuss. This copy FINE in a FINE dust jacket; mint, unread condition. SIGNED by Peter Sis with a small added drawing, as is his custom. First Edition Stated; "1" in Number Line. Bookseller Inventory # 84100719
The train of states is rolling by --
rush to the window and watch it go!
The very first car? The very first state:
Delaware, of course,
followed by Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia ...
fifty in all.
The caboose? Washington, D.C.!
Look closely! What do you see?
State birds, state flowers, state trees ...
forty-three presidents! Can you find them all?
Can you spot the flags, heroes, animals, and landmarks
adorning the train of states?
Clickety clack, clickety clack.
Rush out the door, rush to the track.
Where is the train going? Come along!
Over the prairie, over the mountains,
down a green valley, and into a billowing tent.
It's time for a party --
it's time to celebrate
the fifty states!
About the Author:
Peter SÍs is an internationally acclaimed author, artist, and filmmaker. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. He also studied at the Royal College of Art in London. His picture books for children include The Train of States; the Caldecott Honor books Tibet: Through the Red Box and Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei; the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Tree of Life: Charles Darwin; and several popular books inspired by his own children, such as Madlenka and Fire Truck. He has also illustrated best-selling books written by Jack Prelutsky, among them Scranimals and The Dragons Are Singing Tonight. Peter SÍs is the first children's book artist to be named a MacArthur Fellow. He lives with his family in New York State.
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