All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine

Book - 2010
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In the second of Tundra's Great Idea series, biographies for children who are just starting to read, Monica Kulling presents the life of an extraordinary man. There were few opportunities for the son of slaves, but Elijah McCoy's dreams led him to study mechanical engineering in Scotland. He learned everything there was to know about engines - how to design them and how to build them. But when he returned to the United States to look for work at the Michigan Central Railroad, the only job Elijah could get was shoveling coal into a train's firebox. Undaunted, he went on to invent a means of oiling the engine while the train was running, changing the face of travel around the world. With playful text and lively illustrations, All Aboard! Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine may be the first biography a child discovers, and it will whet the appetite for many more.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, 2010
ISBN: 9780887769450
Branch Call Number: PIC KULL
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Slavin, Bill

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robilean959
Apr 02, 2012

i agree this book is a good book.

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LuluC4
Mar 24, 2012

It was a nice story!

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DLPSsilverbirch
Mar 19, 2012

This book isn't that good but it talked a lot about history and the invention of a really good thing that made trains go faster. It was really informative, with good illustrations and a good use of words. It was okay......

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moonlight9104
Mar 16, 2012

I really like it because it is a little about Black History but I wish the author could talk about other inventions he made. Other than that it is awesome!

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Stargirl1234
Mar 02, 2012

This book is pretty boring

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sweetgirl
Feb 25, 2012

It was an okay book..

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rashad123
Feb 24, 2012

thus book is

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colebenmolly
Jan 30, 2012

this book is the best out of the last two

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davidhickey
Jan 29, 2012

I would rate this book a 7/10. He invented something that helped people but he couldn't have done it without his parents who escaped from slavery.

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janiceli
Jan 26, 2012

this book is the best

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