Choo Choo: The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away

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In 1937, before she gave us Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel or the Caldecott Medal winner The Little House, Virginia Lee Burton wrote and illustrated this book—her first—for her four-year-old son Aristides. In it, a shiny black steam engine named Choo Choo decides to take his own trip down the rails, speeding along instead of hauling all those heavy cars. Of course, without his engineer Jim at the throttle, Choo Choo soon gets into trouble, and winds up at the end of an abandoned line with no tender and no steam left. Burton illustrates the tale in her lush black drawings on blue-green backgrounds, adding plenty of visual humor for readers 4 to 8.