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Subway Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Subway Story

by Julia Sarcone-Roach

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A delightful story about subway car's colorful adventures underground and underwater. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
Subway story is the story about Jessie the subway car. It goes from the beginning when she was shiny new subway car to the end when she get's recycled as an artificial reef in the ocean. I especially like the illustrations and the fact that the story is based on a story about a real subway car, as it says in the author's note. All in all a very informative and entertaining book for children! ( )
  rgraf1 | Jan 21, 2013 |
See the New York subway through the eyes of a 1960's subway car. It is based on a true story of an environmetal project using these cars. Sweet, as well as informative; the book was entertaining. ( )
  coachncheern | Jun 5, 2012 |
Jessie is a subway car born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the perfect train, providing rides to people all over New York. When the World's Fair began, Jessie carried people to the fairgrounds. Jessie carried all kinds of things. Jessie's favorite part of his route was right after the tunnel when he could speed up and ride free. Over the years, Jessie started to wear down and Jessie had to drive through all weather conditions. Eventually, Jessie was taken to be taken apart. Jessie was terrified. Jessie, without her doors, was tossed into the ocean. NOw Jessie lives on the ocean floor and is the home to many marine life. ( )
  SarahChaisson | May 1, 2012 |
Jessie is a subway car placed into service for the New York World’s Fair in the sixties. She loved her work carrying people back and forth across the city. She worked for many years, but, eventually, her lack of air conditioning and her worn seats resulted in her being decommissioned. Finally, Jessie was put to a new use, serving as the basis for rebuilding the reef in the ocean.

A gentle story of repurposing, of finding new uses for old things, for young children, told with lovely pictures. Reminiscent of one of my favorite children’s picture books, The Little House.

“The cars were loaded onto a barge in the river, and a tugboat pulled the barge out of the city harbor. As the waves got bigger, Jessie felt the breezes whistle through her empty windows. Curious fish peered up at them as the barge moved into the open ocean.

‘Will I ever get to see my city again?’ Jessie nervously thought.” ( )
  debnance | Dec 10, 2011 |
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Never was there a subway car who loved her job more than Jessie. From morning to night she carried all sorts of people all sorts of places—to work and school and World's Fairs, over bridges and through tunnels—sometimes she even took a pigeon along for the ride! But as time passed, sleek new silver cars began to take over the tracks, banishing Jessie to an abandoned lot. What will she do with no passengers to carry? And where will she go now that she's no longer welcome on the tracks?

Based on the true story of 1960's-era subway cars that are now being used to create artificial reefs in the Atlantic, this stunningly illustrated second book from Julia Sarcone-Roach is sure to delight scuba diving historians and kids alike.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:10 -0400)

Jessie, a subway car "born" in St. Louis, Missouri, enjoys many years as an important part of the New York City subway system, and after she is replaced by more modern cars she begins another important job.

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