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Jingle the Brass

by Patricia Newman

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A little boy goes on train trip with a engineer who shows him everything he needs to know about trains. He tells him how the trains work and who works certain parts. He also talks about the people you may see on a train ride, different cars, what the trains hold and bring, and different freight they may see. Thee engineer is very enthusiastic and takes you on a railroading experience. ( )
  acreel | Nov 11, 2014 |
This book does a pretty good job of bringing train jargon into some understandable context though at times it seemed as though fitting in some new phrase trumped the quality of the story. I liked it anyway. It's a book worth having in the collection for the children that live and die by trains. If nothing else, it gives them a reprieve from the nonfiction texts that are so plentiful on the topic. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
This is an example of realistic fiction. It is set in present day and tells the story of a boy who rides the trains for a day and explores all the different parts of a train trip. The characters are realistic as well as the setting and plot.
Art Media: watercolors
Appropriate Age: Primary ( )
  annikasmith | Jan 29, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374336792, Hardcover)

"Climb aboard and ride the point!"

Step back in time to Ruby's rail-yard hash house and put on the nosebag with the boss hogger. He'll tell you he likes his eggs with headlights, but if you want scrambled, just order wreck on the main line. Follow him as he and his ashcat warm up engine number 417 at the roundhouse, give her a drink at the water tower, and then hitch her up to a jigger. Then jingle the brass and ride the point. Soon the rods will be flashing, because now you're railroading!

Rhythmic text and busy, detail-filled pictures make learning train lingo loads of fun in this picture book that transports readers back to the heyday of steam locomotion.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:08 -0400)

On a train trip, an engineer teaches a boy the expressions used by railroad workers as he describes the different kinds of cars, freight, and people they see.

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