When Oscar’s dad leaves to find work in California during the depression, a strange man shows up and befriends him. When Oscar witnesses a bank robbery, he suddenly finds himself on a train, but in another time period and place. Anyone that has ever been enthralled by a large miniature train layout will love this heart warming story!
Review by Kathy Loewy, Twin Peaks Elem. School Media Center
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Interest Level: Grades 4-7
On the Blue Comet
Written by Rosemary Wells, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Release Date: Sept. 28, 2010