Publication Date: January 2, 2012 | Age Level: 8 and up | Series: Real Kids! Real Places! (Book 47)
Christina, Grant, Mimi, and Papa go "All Aboard!" Papa's borrowed train for a fast-track adventure across America-- and try to keep from being "derailed" by mysterious mishaps, spooky surprises, and-- oh, it's so dark in here! --those treacherous tunnels!
Look what's inside this mystery-- people, places, history and more!
Places: Washington, D.C. - Union Station, The National Mall, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial; Nebraska - Union Station, Union Pacific Railroad Historical Museum, Chimney Rock; Missouri - Museum of Westward Expansion, Independence Eads Bridge, St. Louis; Colorado - Union Station; Utah - Salt Lake City Promontory Summit; and Mississippi River and Sierra Nevada Mountains
People: Lewis and Clark, Harry S. Truman, Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, Pioneers
Educational Items: Cattle drives, Union Station's history, Steam Engines, Louisiana Purchase, Transcontinental Railroad, Westward Expansion, Oregon Trail, Manifest Destiny, Golden Spike ceremony, The Old West Bethel, Granite Sierra No. 3, The Gateway Arch, California Trail, California Gold Rush, Kerosene, Coal, Oil, The Pony Express, Pinto horses, Historic trains: No. 119 and Jupiter
This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, a scavenger hunt and activities. This Carole Marsh mystery has Accelerated Reader Reading Levels, Lexile Measures, Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels and Developmental Reading Assessments Levels.