ON THE BLUE COMET.

Wells, Rosemary (illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline.)

ISBN 10: 076363722X / ISBN 13: 9780763637224
Published by Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2010.) dj, 2010
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A wonderful new book from Wells. Starting in Depression era 1929 in Cairo, Illinois, this a story of a young boy's time travel and continent-hopping adventures aboard a model train - the Blue Comet - to 1940's Hollywood (where he encounters Alfred Hitchcock and Ronald 'Dutch' Reagan, among others) and New York City. Gorgeous full-color illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline, including several double page spreads. INSCRIBED by Wells on the title page. 329 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). Bookseller Inventory # 48671

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Title: ON THE BLUE COMET.

Publisher: Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, (2010.) dj

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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"I love this book's lavish illustrations, which are interspersed throughout the book and add to the appeal of time-travelling into history. This is a fun adventure story for readers who have recently discovered middle grade novels with more intricate story lines." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

Trains and time travel spur one boy’s thrilling adventure as he seeks to rejoin his father in a new classic from Rosemary Wells and Bagram Ibatoulline. (Age 10 and up)

One day in a house at the end of Lucifer Street, on the Mississippi River side of Cairo, Illinois, eleven-year-old Oscar Ogilvie’s life is changed forever. The Crash of 1929 has rippled across the country, and Oscar’s dad must sell their home—with all their cherished model trains—and head west in search of work. Forced to move in with his humorless aunt, Carmen and his teasing cousin, Willa Sue, Oscar is lonely and miserable—until he meets a mysterious drifter and witnesses a crime so stunning it catapults Oscar on an incredible train journey from coast to coast, from one decade to another. Filled with suspense and peppered with witty encounters with Hollywood stars and other bigwigs of history, this captivating novel by Rosemary Wells, gorgeously illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, resonates with warmth, humor, and the true magic of a timeless adventure.

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Oscar Ogilvie is living with his dad in a house at the end of Lucifer Street, in Cairo, Illinois, when world events change his life forever. The great stock market crash has rippled across the country, and the bank takes over their home - along with all their cherished model trains. Oscar's dad is forced to head west in search of work, and Oscar must move in with his no-nonsense aunt Carmen. Only a mysterious drifter who stops by each day for food after school helps alleviate Oscar's loneliness - until Oscar witnesses a crime so stunning that it catapults him into a miraculous, time-hopping train journey. Filled with suspense and peppered with witty encounters with Hollywood stars and other bigwigs of history, this captivating novel by Rosemary Wells resonates with imagination, humor, and the magic of a timeless adventure story.

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