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Railroad John and the Red Rock run /

by Crunk, Tony; Austin, Michael [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Atlanta : Peachtree, c2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 29 cm.ISBN: 1561453633:.Title notes: $16.95 12/19/2006Subject(s): Railroads -- Trains -- Juvenile Fiction | Weddings -- Juvenile Fiction | West (U.S.) -- Juvenile Fiction | Tall talesSummary: Lonesome Bob and Granny Apple Fritter have to get to Red Rock by two o'clock or Lonesome will miss his wedding, but Railroad John has never been late so nothing will keep him from pulling the train in by 1:59.
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In this riotous tall tale, Lonesome Bob is heading to Red Rock to marry Wildcat Annie. The ceremony begins at two o'clock and Wildcat Annie waits for no one.<br> "I've driven this train for forty years, and we've never been late once yet!" Railroad John says proudly as everyone boards the Sagebrush Flyer. But when Bad Bill and his outlaw gang show up around the bend and a fierce thunderstorm kicks up, the Sagebrush Flyer train and Lonesome Bob are twenty-two minutes behind schedule! Can Granny Apple Fritter's Hard-Shell Chili-Pepper-Corn-Pone Muffins help save the day?<br> Austin's colorful and exaggerated illustrations capture the cast of memorable characters and delightfully clever twists of plot and prose in Crunk's hilarious tall tale.

$16.95 12/19/2006

Lonesome Bob and Granny Apple Fritter have to get to Red Rock by two o'clock or Lonesome will miss his wedding, but Railroad John has never been late so nothing will keep him from pulling the train in by 1:59.

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Lonesome Bob and Granny Apple Fritter must get to the Red Rock church by two o'clock sharp so Bob can marry Wildcat Annie. They take the Sagebrush Flyer train, but an outlaw steals the train's coal, a storm washes away the tracks, and then the engine runs out of steam. The story and sepia illustrations have a detached feeling, though both have energy. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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