Book Reviews of Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (Reading Rainbow)

Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express (Reading Rainbow)
Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express - Reading Rainbow
Author: Margaret K. Wetterer, Karen Ritz (Illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780876145418
ISBN-10: 0876145411
Publication Date: 9/1991
Pages: 48
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Rating:
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.
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4.4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A vivid recounting of a true story of a young girl in 1881 Iowa, told in the format and style of an easy reader. Through her courageous actions, Kate Shelley was able to save the lives of two men when a railroad bridge was washed out, plus the lives of 200 others speeding toward the broken bridge on an express train. The language is simple, yet its terseness conveys the danger and excitement of the incident.
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Neat historical fiction. Great illustrations. Really enjoyed this chapter book...ages 6-10