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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 27, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 64 pages
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Albert and his trusty mare June set off early on market day to sell their melons in town and return home before dark. Is this another insignificant day in the life of a farmer? Perhaps-but look again. This is a trip kids will want to take again and again.
 

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User Review  - Karen_Curtis_Wood - LibraryThing

The story is about some children who decide to take a short cut using the railroad tracks. They realize that it wasn't a safe idea when they narrowly miss getting hit by a train. Read full review

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"Shortcut" is a story about a group of friends who decide to take a shortcut down the track home and run into a bit of trouble along the way. The story line is simple but the illustrations do a ... Read full review

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David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

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