When the Whistle Blows

When the Whistle Blows

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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 JimmyOs 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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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 16mm | 99.79g
  • Puffin Books
  • English
  • 0142417327
  • 9780142417324
  • 2,092,994

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An unassuming masterpiece. "Kirkus Reviews", starred review
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About Fran Cannon Slayton

Fran Cannon Slayton lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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420 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (135)
3 30% (125)
2 9% (37)
1 2% (7)
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