It's 1893 and for Cissy and her family, a new life beckons on the prairies of Oklahoma and they and their fellow settlers prepare for steady business alongside the Red Rock Railroad track. But when they refuse to sell their land to the railroad company, the boss swears that his trains will never stop in Florence again. How will they ever make a living now? Cissy and her friends, family and neighbours vow that they will make the train stop - by whatever means are necessary, no matter how dangerous that may prove to be . . .
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an absolutely wonderful book - it is no wonder that McCaughrean is celebrated as one of the greatest living children's authors. * The Bookseller * ...a tense, fast-moving adventure story, sustained to the very last page, with an inspiring sense of community spirit. * Financial Times * With its great depth and texture, its masterful dialogue and description it is the work of a great writer which will move readers to tears and laughter. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. * Times Educational Supplement * For a really good read, look no further than this excellent, unpredictable and engrossing novel from a genuine master of the imagination. * The Independent *
About Geraldine McCaughrean
Geraldine McCaughrean has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times), the Blue Peter Book of the Year award and the Blue Peter Special Book to Keep Forever award. Her novels include The Kite Rider, Not the End of the World, The White Darkness, Stop the Train, Gold Dust, Plundering Paradise, The Stones are Hatching, A Little Lower Than the Angels, and A Pack of Lies.
Stop the Train by Geraldine McCaughrean
Used - Very Good
Oxford University Press
Short-listed for Smarties Book Prize 9-11 Category 2002
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