Friday, March 1, 2013

Review #1436 The Prairie Train by Antoine O Flathart

Review #1436
The Prairie Train by Antoine O Flatharta, illustrated by Eric Rohmann
Rating: two stars (out of four)

This kind of reminded me of the Polar Express...probably because it had a train and a little boy straining toward some truth. But it kind of had the same feel, even though they were about different things. This was about an immigrant adjusting to the idea of a new home and missing everything he's left behind. I thought it did a good job of portraying the boy's emotions. The journey the train and the boy took together was fairly imaginative and thoughtful. I liked how everything was resolved in the end and I feel people will read it and see a sweet message. While I enjoyed it, it's not something I'm going to read again, but it was nice.

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