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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosemary Wells Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781441889508
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/3/2011

    " Great book for grades 4-6 set in the Depression Era with time travel aboard a train. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 3/9/2011

    " Wow. I think this is the kind of book where you are like, "What the heck just happened?" I think you also may need to read it twice to understand it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/8/2011

    " Historical fiction set during the depression. Lots of stuff about trains. I could not get through it but it would make a good read for train lovers, and any younger kid who likes homespun Americana style historical fiction. Think Garrison Keillor for kids. 3rd grade+ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 2/4/2011

    " Very interesting book on trains, and on time travel. Very well described on the Great Depression. I loved this book and you will to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joann | 1/13/2011

    " TIme travel, and a good story, made this a lot of fun. Many historic characters may be lost on kid readers, but was fun for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 1/8/2011

    " A truly enjoyable time-travel book set against the Great Depression. Anyone who loves Lionel trains, American history, and a sort of "back-to-the future" storyline, will enjoy this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 12/29/2010

    " This was a book club selection. I liked the concept, but this had a more juvenile feel to it. I feel like things happened and were explained away too quickly for my liking. But I did like all of the talk about trains. I like models. I think a boy would enjoy this story very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 12/29/2010

    " I loved it. Nostalgic heartwarmer looks at 30's depression, train travel, model trains, and time travel. Good holiday read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M'lissa | 11/15/2010

    " compelling fantasy.

    lovely illustrations

    nice blend of real history/people into the plot. "

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About the Author
Author Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells has written and/or illustrated more than one hundred books for children, including Following Grandfather, illustrated by Christopher Denise, and On the Blue Comet, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. She lives in upstate New York.

About the Narrator

Malcolm Hillgartner is an actor, author, playwright, and professional narrator. Under the name Jahnna N. Malcolm, he and his wife, Jahnna Beecham, have written over one hundred books for young readers; their musicals have played in theaters across America. His audiobook credits include works by Dean Koontz, Nelson Algren, and William F. Buckley Jr.