The John Bull: A British Locomotive Comes to America

By David Weitzman

Reading Level: Early Elementary School, Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux 2004

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A detailed history of one of the earliest steam locomotives in American history, rich with intricate pen and ink drawings

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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

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Golden Kite Award

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Newbery Medal

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Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

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