Subway Story

By Sarcone-Roach, Julia

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ISBN
978-0-37585-859-8 978-0-37595-859-5
Publisher
Knopf


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2011

Gr 1–3—This story of "Jessie," a subway car built in the early 1960s, was inspired by the author's trip to the New York Transit Museum and is a lovely tribute to the city and its boroughs. Told in a clever biographical format, the story begins with Jessie's "birth" details: weight, length, etc. The shiny, new car takes her responsibilities seriously as she safely carries children to schoo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2011

Sarcone-Roach displays a discipline not always seen in books about the environment; she allows her theme of reuse and recycling to emerge naturally from a fine story and lets readers draw their own conclusions without adding a heavy-handed one of her own. Here youngsters meet Jessie, a subway car that begins service during the 1964 New York World's Fair and contentedly operates for approximately fifty years before she is dismantled. Jes...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2011

Subway car Jessie begins service during the 1964 New York World's Fair. After approximately fifty years she's dismantled and dumped in...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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