Railroad John and the Red Rock Run

By Tony Crunk and Michael Austin

Railroad John and the Red Rock Run is a wonderful combination of crazy-fun dialogue and marvelous illustrations. I first read the story to a class of four and five-year-old boys and they surrounded me as I read vying for a closer look.

We all laughed as Railroad John and his Sagebrush Flyer faced villains, downed bridges, and whirly-winds.

Would Railroad John get to Red Rock in time for Lonesome Bob to marry Wildcat Annie?

“I’ve driven this train for forty years, and we’ve never been late once yet!”

I highly recommend this picture book for the whole familiy. It’s my new favorite children’s picture book. Thank you Tony Crunk and Michael Austin!

Crunk, Tony, and Michael Austin. Railroad John and the Red Rock Run. Peachtree, 2006. 

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