Emily Thompson is a Professor of History at Princeton University.
Tom Leigh has illustrated many Sesame Street and Muppets books and is also a longtime illustrator of children's educational books. He lives on Little Deer Isle off the coast of Maine with his wife, four dogs, and two cats.
In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train.
This Calecott Honor Book features bright colors and bold shapes. Even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he or she has watched a freight train passing after reading Freight Train.
Donald Crews used childhood memories of trains seen during his travels to his grandparents' farm in the American South as the inspiration for this timeless favorite.