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Country Crossing

by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Ted Rand
(Atheneum, 1991)

Country Crossing In the country a little boy and an old man find themselves stopped at a railroad crossing. As they watch and listen to the passing freight train roaring past they relish the sounds of the quiet night that follows. A poetic and evocative picture book.

"Times past are evoked in a combination of onomatopoeic text and richly hued illustrations, ... The effect of text and pictures is powerful - as close as one can come to total sensory involvement through the pages of a book." -- Horn Book, 1991.

Aylesworth, Jim. Country Crossing. Illustrated by Ted Rand. Atheneum, 1991. 32 pages. ISBN: 0689315805 (School and Library Edition); Aladdin paperback, ISBN: 0689718950.

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