Seymour Simon has been called "the dean of the [children's science book] field" by the New York Times. He has written more than 300 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children's science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, and the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award. He and his wife, Liz, live in Columbia County in Upstate New York. You can visit him online at www.seymoursimon.com, where students can post on the "Seymour Science Blog" and educators can download a free four-page teacher guide to accompany this book, putting it in context with Common Core objectives. Join the growing legion of @seymoursimon fans on Twitter!
The author dedicates one spread each to various kinds of trains, from old-fashioned diesel trains to France's TGV, with a full-color photograph on one side and, opposite, a couple of paragraphs describing it. Ages 3-6. (May) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"These are exactly the cool pictures for which the younger
nonfiction set clamors."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's
"Young trainiacs rejoice...Big machinery has never looked better. "--Kirkus Reviews
"Simon captures the combination of technology and romantic adventure that gives these machines their enduring appeal."--ALA Booklist