Kate stared at the rickety wooden bridge. There were boards loose on its narrow walkway. There was no railing to hold on to. She was afraid to cross this bridge even in daylight. But she had to cross it now. She had to get to the train station in time to stop the midnight express. When a heavy storm destroyed the bridge over Honey Creek, near Kate Shelley's home in Moingona, Iowa, fifteen-year-old Kate bravely rushed out into the storm, saving the lives of two men and preventing hundreds of other lives from being lost. This is the true story of a young girl's resourcefulness and courage in the face of great danger.
"Based on a true incident, this story recounts the heroic action of...a nineteenth-century Midwestern girl who saved an express train from disaster...A substantive adventure for newly independent readers."
Series: Reading Rainbow Book
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st September 1991
Publisher: Lerner Publications Co ,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24 x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.11