The Cable Car and The Dragon Author:Herb Caen This is the rollicking tale of the adventures of Charlie, the youngest cable car. Only sixty years old, he is tired of the same old rut. One night as he's puffing himself up Nob Hill, he hears a lot of excitement down below: Chinese New year! Suddenly, Charlie takes a right turn at Jackson Street, rather than the left he has taken for sixty year... more »s, and he finds himself in the middle of the parade. There he meets a friendly dragon named Chu Chin Chow, who is bored with his job. Charlie treats Chu to a cable car ride that looks as if it will end in a disastrous plunge into the San Francisco Bay--unless a miracle occurs.« less
Noted 1970s San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen laid aside his sarcastic pen to write this children's book about his beloved San Francisco. Tired of traveling the same route, a San Francisco cable car takes a diffent turn and ends up with a dragon in the Chinatown New Year's celebration. Plentifully illustrated in color.