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Delightful historical fiction set in Ozark Mountains in the late 1940's.
Steamer was an old steam locomotive known as #412 who worked on the Cotton Line. After World War II, steam locomotives were being rapidly replaced by diesel locomotives. Old #412 knew that his time to serve was limited. Much sooner than he expected #412 found himself retired in an old siding in the locomotive shop. But he received a reprieve when a stockholder from the Ozark railroad decided to purchase the locomotive. Old #412 became OMRR#1 and proudly took his place in building up the new rail line. When his owner unexpectedly gets seriously injured, the locomotive comes to his rescue. What will the future hold for the hard-working, determined steamer?
This charming book provides a bit of railroad history, while at the same time, teaches young readers that everything in life has value and purpose, whether old or new. The author's love of trains oozes throughout the story. Children who are fascinated with trains will enjoy the story as well as the illustrations, reminiscent of The Thomas Train series. I would classify the book as an early chapter book, though it could also serve as a bedtime story, or homeschool read aloud focusing on railroad history. Any age reader will enjoy it; the author's links to additional train history, coloring pages, and railroad museums are a nice bonus.
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