When The Whistle Blows

Paperback | November 11, 2010

byFran Slayton

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Jimmy Cannon loves trains. And he wants to work on the railroad more than anything when he grows up. After all, his father is the foreman in Rowlesburg, and all the men in his family have worked on the rails. But times are changing in the 1940s, and JimmyÕs father sees a different future for his son. Join Jimmy on the ride of a lifetime, through midnight Halloween romps, the championship football game, and a secret society in this coming-of-age story set during the last of the railroad days.

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Jimmy Cannon loves trains. And he wants to work on the railroad more than anything when he grows up. After all, his father is the foreman in Rowlesburg, and all the men in his family have worked on the rails. But times are changing in the 1940s, and JimmyÕs father sees a different future for his son. Join Jimmy on the ride of a lifetim...

Fran Cannon Slayton lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.75 × 5.13 × 0.47 inPublished:November 11, 2010Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142417327

ISBN - 13:9780142417324

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-An unassuming masterpiece.+ -Kirkus Reviews, starred review