Across America on an Emigrant Train
Across America on an Emigrant Train   -     By: Jim Murphy
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dimensions: 9 X 7.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0395764831
ISBN-13: 9780395764831

Publisher's Description

An account of Robert Louis Stevenson's twelve day journey from New York to California in 1879, interwoven with a history of the building of the transcontinental railroad and the settling of the West.

Author Bio

Jim Murphy's nonfiction books have received numerous awards, among them the Sibert Medal, three Orbis Pictus awards, the Margaret A. Edwards award, the James Madison Book two Newbery Honors, the James Madison Book Award, and a National Book Award nomination. Jim also was a finalist for the National Book Award. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jim lives in Maplewood, NJ, with his family. Visit him online at jimmurphybooks.com.

Editorial Reviews

"The 19th century’s transcontinental railroads, explored via a delightfully effective narrative device: tracing the 1879 journey of Robert Louis Stevenson, who, at 29, was making an as-swift-as-possible journey from Edinburgh to Monterey, California. . . . A fascinating, imaginatively structured account that brings the experience vividly to life in all its detail: history at its best. Generously illustrated with period photos and prints; endpaper map; extensive bibliography, mostly of sources; index."

Kirkus Reviews with Pointers

"A readable and valuable contribution to literature concerning expansion into the American West." School Library Journal, Starred

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