Author: Brian Floca


Illustrator: Brian Floca


FLOCA, Brian. Locomotive. NY: Atheneum [2013]. 4to, [56]pp. Color pictorial boards. Color pictorial endpapers; color illustrations on every page. A fine copy in dust jacket (medal not affixed). Signed by the author/artist, Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca, with a small drawing of a locomotive and dated within days of winning the medal.

First edition. 2014 Caldecott Medal Winner! It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America's brand-new transcontinental railroad. Floca's stunning art brings these pages to life with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!