Story Time with Brian Floca (author/illustrator of Locomotive)

Story Time with Brian Floca (author/illustrator of Locomotive)

Sunday Oct 06, 2013
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

POWERHOUSE on 8th [Park Slope]
1111 8th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215


Ages 3-8

For more information, please call 718-801-8375

RSVP appreciated:

Join us as Brian Floca hosts Sunday morning story time and reads from his latest book, LOCOMOTIVE.


The locomotive has long been a symbol of freedom, adventure, and progress.  In Locomotive, award winning author/illustrator Brian Floca brings this icon of the American West to vivid life.  The impeccably researched picture book follows a family in the summer of 1869 as they travel West on the newly-built transcontinental railroad. With detailed descriptions of everything from the sounds to the crew to the inner workings of the engine to the thrill of travel, the book gives a comprehensive portrait of early rail-travel that will be devoured by inquisitive children (and adults!).

Floca brings history to life in a way that is detailed and informative, but also accessible and fun.  With lush visual appeal for younger children and factual depth for older readers, this book is destined to become a favorite of children of all ages.  Both front and back endpapers provide details about the building of the transcontinental railroad, history of rail travel, and a steam engine cross section, explaining how the train runs.

About the Author:

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Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book; and The Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy Stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. You can visit him online at




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