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Shortcut by Donald Crews

Shortcut (edition 1992)

by Donald Crews

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Authors:Donald Crews
Info:Scholastic (1992), Edition: 1ST, Paperback, 30 pages
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Tags:Trains, Transportation

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Shortcut by Donald Crews




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  BRCSBooks | Sep 1, 2013 |
This was a good book. It is great to use to have students learn about predicting. It is also a great book to use to discuss right and wrong. This is another story that has sound effects that can go along with it. Students will love making the sounds of the train as it gets closer and closer to the children who decided to take a bad shortcut. The students that I read this book to really loved it and I would love to use it again in the future. ( )
  LauraMcQueen | Feb 28, 2013 |
This book is about a group kids walking back to their grandma's home. The kids decided to take a shortcut, which were the train tracks, instead of walking on the roads. On their little shortcut they encounter the dangers of this shortcut and vow to never take the shortcut again. ( )
  Vue | Dec 4, 2012 |
"Shortcut" is a story about a group of friends who decide to take a shortcut down the track home and run into a bit of trouble along the way. The story line is simple but the illustrations do a significant job in furthering the story. The suspense and action would thrill and surprise young readers. ( )
  akrause | Nov 19, 2012 |
Shortcut is a realistic fiction book that is excellent for young kids with a love for triains. The cover of the book sums up the whole story. It is about a group of kids taking a shortcut to their grandmother's house and come across a train heading their way. Many children can relate to traveling to a family member's house and the adventures they experience on the way their. I enjoyed reading this book because to the colorful illustrations and simple text.
  A.Smith | Oct 5, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0688135765, Paperback)

The train tracks ran right by Bigmama's house in Cottondale, and the children were warned to stay off the tracks. But one night they were late, and the tracks were a shortcut, so they started off. And when there was no turning back, they heard the train coming.

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Children taking a shortcut by walking along a railroad track find excitement and danger when a train approaches.

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