The Train They Call the City of New Orleans

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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Good morning, America, how are you?
Said don't you know me? I'm your native son.
I'm the train they call the city of New Orleans.
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done.


This classic tune captured the timeless soul of the American countryside and the golden era when people crossed it by train. Immortalized by the magical voice of Arlo Guthrie and sung around campfires by millions, "City of New Orleans" narrates the journey of the train with that name as it runs from snowy, industrial Chicago through small Midwestern towns to lush Louisiana.

Michael McCurdy's striking scratchboard-and-watercolor illustrations capture the change in landscapes seen out the windows and the lively events inside the cars, including a young adventurer exploring the entire train during his trip.

Illustrated by Michael McCurdy.

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User Review  - Leo - Goodreads

this is one of those rare instances where i feel the goodreads rating is much lower than it should be! terrific. Read full review

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Journey along the Mississippi by train. Illustrations : 5 Content : 4 Originality : 4 Humor : n/a Age Level : 2-8 Read full review

Contents

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About the author (2003)

Steve Goodman is a Lecturer in Music Culture at the School of Sciences, Media, and Cultural Studies at the University of East London, a member of the CCRU (Cybernetic Culture Research Unit), and the founder of the record label Hyperdub. He produces bass-driven electronic music under the name kode9 and is also a member of the sound art collective Audint.

Michael McCurdy, the celebrated American artist, has illustrated books by David Mamet and Edward Abbey. He lives in Massachusetts.

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