The Banshee Train

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Clarion Books, 1995 - Denver (Colo.) - 32 pages
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Odds Bodkin's story, based on folklore that Irish railroad workers brought to America, and Ted Rose's shimmering watercolors evoke the suspense and mystery of this otherworldly chase through the high Rocky Mountains. On a foggy night, spring floods swell the Colorado River. John Mercer, engineer of Train Number 1, and Mr. O'Reilly, his fireman, worry about crossing Gore Canyon where, twenty years before, the trestle washed out and an unlucky engineer drove his train over the edge. Is Gore Canyon Trestle still there? And can they-should they-try to outrun the Banshee?

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this story, but it was too long for my boys and it didn't keep their attention. They picked it out at the library because they like trains. The story includes Irish folklore about the ... Read full review

About the author (1995)

ODDS BODKIN is an acclaimed storyteller, composer, and teacher of the art of storytelling. He lives in New Hampshire.

Rose is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. His paintings have received consistent recognition in juried and invitational exhibitions, and appear often in books, magazines, and exhibition catalogues. Recently Rose was honored when the U.S. Postal Service commissioned him to create five watercolors of streamlined American passenger locomotives.

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