Emma and the Silk Train

Emma and the Silk Train

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Emma and the Silk Train takes readers back to the early years of the last century when passing high-speed trains brought romance and adventure to small towns in North America. On September 21, 1927, about 100 miles east of Vancouver, British Columbia, a high-speed silk train derailed, spilling some of its precious cargo of Oriental silk into the churning Fraser River. Emma's longing for a piece of silk and her determination to have it put her life in danger. This beautifully illustrated story is a fictional account of a little girl's adventure and dramatic rescue, based on an intriguing event in Canadian history.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c1997
ISBN: 9781550743883
1550743880
Branch Call Number: LAWSON
Characteristics: [31] p. : col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Mombourquette, Paul

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Aug 17, 2011

Beautiful illustrations.

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