Stop The Train
Written by Geraldine McCaughrean
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This is a tense, fast-moving adventure story set just over a hundred years ago in the American mid-west. When the trains cease to stop at a settlement the livelihood of the families there are at stake and the community get together to put things right whatever the cost. It’s sure to bring laughter and tears to the reader and the quality of the writing will live on in the readers’ mind long after finishing this original novel.
Stop The Train by Geraldine McCaughrean
It's 1893 and for Cissy and her family, a new life beckons on the prairies of Oklahoma and they and their fellow settlers prepare for steady business alongside the Red Rock Railroad track. But when they refuse to sell their land to the railroad company, the boss swears that his trains will never stop in Florence again. How will they ever make a living now? Cissy and her friends, family and neighbours vow that they will make the train stop - by whatever means are necessary, no matter how dangerous that may prove to be.
'...a tense, fast-moving adventure story, sustained to the very last page, with an inspiring sense of community spirit.' Financial Times
'For a really good read, look no further than this excellent, unpredictable and engrossing novel from a genuine master of the imagination.' The Independent
About the Author
More books by Geraldine McCaughrean
Oxford University Press
4th October 2007
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