Railroad John and the Red Rock Run

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This riotous tall tale features a colorful cast of memorable characters and delightfully clever twists of plot and prose.
Today is the day Lonesome Bob is set to marry Wildcat Annie. The wedding ceremony begins at two o'clock in Red Rock and Wildcat Annie waits for no one.
"I've driven this train for forty years, and we've never been late once yet!" Railroad John says proudly, as Lonesome Bob and Granny Apple Fritter board the train for Red Rock. But Bad Bill and his outlaw gang are waiting up around the bend and a fierce thunderstorm kicks up. Now the Sagebrush Flyer train and Lonesome Bob are twenty-two minutes behind schedule! Can Granny Apple Fritter's Hard-Shell Chili-Pepper-Corn-Pone Muffins help save the day?
Austin's colorful and exaggerated illustrations capture the fast-paced action and the bigger-than-life characters of Crunk's hilarious tall tale.

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TONY CRUNK is a poet and the author of two previous children's books, Big Mama and Grandpa's Overalls. He holds degrees from Centre College, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Virginia and currently teaches at the University of Alabama Birmingham.

MICHAEL AUSTIN, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, is a creative director in Atlanta. He has illustrated Railroad John and the Red Rock Run, Late for School, 13 Monsters Who Should Be Avoided, and The Horned Toad Prince. Austin lives with his wife in Georgia.

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Kindergarten-Grade 3 Lonesome Bob and Granny Apple Fritter board the Sagebrush Flyer to Red Rock for Lonesome Bob's wedding. They must be there by two o'clock because the bride, Wildcat Annie, waits for no one. Railroad John assures them that the train has not been late in 40 years. After being held up by outlaws who steal their coal and facing fierce rainstorms and a washed-out bridge, they are finally whisked to their destination by a sure enough Idaho spine-twiner. They manage to arrive on the dot, only to find that Annie is a bit late, having stopped to capture the bad guys and bake some muffins for Granny. The text moves along at a rollicking clip and has a true tall-tale tone. Austin's sepia-toned acrylic illustrations are framed to look like old photographs and make interesting use of light, shadow, and perspective. The final full-bleed picture adds another layer to the book. Rendered in a more realistic style, it shows a boy playing with a train set in an attic, surrounded by objects that will look familiar to readers (Granny's floppy straw hat, Railroad John's pocket watch, etc.). The tale works well as a group read-aloud, but could also easily fit into a storyteller's repertoire. Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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