On the Blue Comet

By Rosemary Wells

Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

Trains and time travel spur one boy's thrilling adventure as he seek to rejoin his father in this new classic.

One day in a house at the end of Lucifer Street, on the Mississippi River side of Cairo, Illinois, eleven-year-old Oscar Ogilvee's life is changed forever. The Crash of 1929 has rippled across the country, and Oscar's dad must sell their home – with all their cherished model trains – and head west in search of work. Forced to move in with his humourless Aunt Carmen and his teasing cousin Willa Sue, Oscar is lonely and miserable – until he meets a mysterious drifter and witnesses a crime so stunning it catapults Oscar on an incredible journey from coast to coast, from one decade to another.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406330144
  • Published: 01 Nov 2010
  • Price: £10.99
  • Size: 206 x 140 mm
  • Pages: 336

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