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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 story is about some children who decide to take a short cut using the railroad tracks. They realize that it wasn't a safe idea when they narrowly miss getting hit by a train.
  Karen_Curtis_Wood | Mar 15, 2015 |
A group of children decide to take a shortcut home via the railroad tracks and narrowly miss getting hit by a train. ( )
  AmandaLK | Mar 2, 2015 |
a group kids walking back to their grandma's house. they decided to take a shortcut, which were the train tracks. On their little shortcut they encounter the dangers and promised to never take the shortcut again.
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  susanoldchief | Jun 12, 2014 |
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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 |
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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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