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The Resource On the Blue Comet

On the Blue Comet

Label
On the Blue Comet
Title
On the Blue Comet
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Rosemary Wells ; illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
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Language
eng
Summary
Trains and time travel spur one boy's thrilling adventure as he seeks to rejoin his father in a new classic from Rosemary Wells and Bagram Ibatoulline. (Age 10 and up)One day in a house at the end of Lucifer Street, on the Mississippi River side of Cairo, Illinois, eleven-year-old Oscar Ogilvie's life is changed forever. The Crash of 1929 has rippled across the country, and Oscar's dad must sell their home—with all their cherished model trains—and head west in search of work. Forced to move in with his humorless aunt, Carmen and his teasing cousin, Willa Sue, Oscar is lonely and miserable—until he meets a mysterious drifter and witnesses a crime so stunning it catapults Oscar on an incredible train journey from coast to coast, from one decade to another. Filled with suspense and peppered with witty encounters with Hollywood stars and other bigwigs of history, this captivating novel by Rosemary Wells, gorgeously illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, resonates with warmth, humor, and the true magic of a timeless adventure
Summary
When the Depression hits in Cairo, Illinois, and Oscar Ogilvie's father must sell their home and vast model train set-up to look for work in California, eleven-year-old Oscar is left with his dour aunt, where he befriends a mysterious drifter, witnesses a stunning bank robbery, and is suddenly catapulted onto a train that takes him to a different time and place
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DLC
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no index present
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730
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
juvenile
Label
On the Blue Comet
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OVERDRIVE:a50878aa-3e67-4492-ba22-ddae1859da84
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780763654191
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
On the Blue Comet
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a50878aa-3e67-4492-ba22-ddae1859da84
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780763654191
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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