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Morrow Junior Books, Mar 1, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A railroad line is being built between Granville and Denton, but with nearsighted Albert laying the tracks the passengers had better hang onto their seats! David Galef's laugh-a-minute story and Tedd Arnold's jump-off-the-page illustrations take kids on the wildest ride of their lives. Full color.

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User Review  - lquilter - LibraryThing

A railway construction foreman whose glasses get destroyed ends up mis-directing the railroad construction into ponds, up trees, through barns, around cows, etc. The results turn out to be carnival ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

When Albert, who is supervising the laying of new railroad track, drops his glasses, things get a little blurry. He has no time to go home for his spare pair. His hard-working crew puts down track ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

David Galef has published nine books: the novels Flesh and Turning Japanese; two children's books, The Little Red Bicycle and Tracks; two translations of Japanese proverbs, Even Monkeys Fall from Trees and Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk; a work of literary criticism, The Supporting Cast; an edited anthology of essays called Second Thoughts: A Focus on Rereading; and, most recently, the short-story collection Laugh Track. In addition, he has written more than seventy short stories for magazines ranging from the British Punch to the Czech Prague Revue, the Canadian Prism International, and the American Shenandoah. His essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, the Village Voice, Twentieth Century Literature, The Columbia History of the British Novel, and many other places. He is a professor of English at the University of Mississippi, where he also administers the M.F.A. program in creative writing.

Ted Arnold illustrated My First Baking Book, My First Camera Book, My First Gamebook, My First Computer Book, and has designed many Bialosky and Friends(R) products.

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