Publisher description for I dream of trains / by Angela Johnson ; illustrated by Loren Long.

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Papa says
it's the sound of leaving
that speaks to my soul...

The poignant words of two-time Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Angela Johnson and striking images from fine artist Loren Long join forces in this heartbreaking yet uplifting picture book about a boy, his love for trains, and his adulation of one legendary engineer.

It's the story of a hero lost and a hero discovered, of a dream crushed then reawakened, but mostly it is a story of the force that sustains the human spirit -- hope.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Jones, Casey, 1863-1900 Juvenile fiction, Jones, Casey, 1863-1900 Fiction, Railroads Fiction, Cotton picking Fiction, Fathers and sons Fiction, Mississippi Fiction