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Shortcut (edition 1992)

by Donald Crews

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

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The children in the story take a shortcut home when they run into a train. After a close call, they decide never to take the shortcut home again. They make some other choices as well, such as never telling Mama or Bigmama. This book is intended for children ages 5-6. ( )
  WAwobbuffet | Jul 25, 2017 |
This is a book that speaks to why rules are important. The children are told to stay away from the train tracks but when they're running late, they decide to take a shortcut through the tracks.

Ages-3-5
Source Pierce County Library-Puyallup
  Rachel_337 | Jun 4, 2017 |
The book told a deep and enriching story in a way people would understand ( )
  Freddy_Mack | Jun 4, 2017 |
This book was about a group of children that took the short cut going home. They walk in the train tracks and they were worried when the train comes.
  ccabiya | Mar 22, 2017 |
We live next to the train tracks and this is a powerful story. Train tracks seem to innocent and the train so loud, how could it sneak up on you. A good reality check to show how an innocent decision could be downright tragic.
  CNTZIEG | Mar 21, 2017 |
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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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