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Clackety Track : Poems about Trains - Skila Brown

Clackety Track

Poems about Trains

Hardcover Published: 12th March 2019
ISBN: 9780763690472
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 5+ years old

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Queue up for a whistle-stop tour of trains of all kinds, narrated in lively verse and featuring dynamic retro artwork.

Rows of grooves, cables, and bars.
Graffiti rockin’ out the cars.
A badge of rust. A proud oil stain.
There’s nothin’ plain about a train.


Trains of all shapes and sizes are coming down the track — bullet train, sleeper train, underground train, zoo train, and more. All aboard! Skila Brown’s first-class poems, as varied as the trains themselves, reflect the excitement of train travel, while Jamey Christoph’s vintage-style illustrations provide a wealth of authentic detail to pore over.

  • Train enthusiasts will love poring over the vintage illustrations and seeing all the details.
  • Illustrator Jamey Christoph is a rising talent; although this is his first book with Candlewick Press.
  • A final spread of train facts completes this fantastic collection of poems about trains.
About the Author

Skila Brown has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the author of two young adult novels and the picture book Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks, illustrated by Bob Kolar. Skila Brown lives in Indiana.

About the Illustrator

Jamey Christoph has illustrated numerous picture books. His illustrations have also appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. He lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

ISBN: 9780763690472
ISBN-10: 0763690473
Audience: Children
For Ages: 5+ years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 12th March 2019
Publisher: CANDLEWICK BOOKS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.3 x 28.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.57