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When the whistle blows

Author: Fran Cannon Slayton
Publisher: New York, NY : Philomel Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jimmy Cannon tells about his life in the 1940s as the son of a West Virginia railroad man, loving the trains and expecting one day to work on the railroad like his father and brothers.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fran Cannon Slayton
ISBN: 9780399251894 0399251898
OCLC Number: 258328885
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Description: 162 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Steam trains --
A midnight meeting --
Of tombstones and cabbages and kings --
Last day of First Day --
The championship game --
A day at the M&K --
The midnight train --
The Society.
Responsibility: Fran Cannon Slayton.
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Jimmy Cannon tells about his life in the 1940s as the son of a West Virginia railroad man, loving the trains and expecting one day to work on the railroad like his father and brothers.

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Good addition to the library

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-03-03) Good Permalink

It seems to me this is more of a series of stories with the Dad as the linking character.  First it's Halloween mischief Jimmy gets into, then it's the first day of hunting season, and next a championship football game.  Dad doesn't wish his son Jimmy to work for the railroads in the 1940's. ...
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