On the Blue Comet is an exciting book that involes a boy who begins a time travel adventure on a train that was a toy train set.

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Rosemary Wells
Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

When 11-year-old Oscar finds himself aboard a train that only moments before was a model train set, he begins an adventure that spans time in his quest to find his dad. Oscar wonders if he's dreaming, since he just remembers someone telling him to jump and had no idea he could make an inexplicable leap like this. Now not only is he in a different place, but he's been catapulted into another time and he's a different age.

No matter though, since Oscar meets a charming cast of characters, some even from history, who help him on his way. The remarkable color illustrations add a touch of nostalgia to this spellbinding tale. I won't say how the story ends, but I do encourage you to hop aboard the Blue Comet, where adventure, mystery, suspense, history, time travel, and the love of trains combine into one immensely satisfying read!

Why This is an Employee Pick

What Sheila, Web Marketing Specialist, says:

My favorite Chinaberry holiday item is this book, On the Blue Comet. In what other book does one of the characters fall into a toy model train set and get transported via time travel to other places and other times and in the process meet some pretty cool historical figures? This is my choice for a holiday gift book since the parents will enjoy it as much as the kids – and long after some other presents are forgotten, the memory of a good book like this continues on!

(Ages: 10 and up)

#31451 - Paperback Book - 329 pgs
Regularly $8.99   Sale price $5.97

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