Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Willow Falls Christmas Train


By: William Trombello
Published by: Technical Training Consultants, Inc 2009
ISBN: 978-0-9842998-0-5
Ages: 4 to 8
4 stars
Reviewed by: Stories for Children Magazine editor-in-chief, VS Grenier

The Willow Falls Christmas Train is inspired by a true story and who better to write it, but William Trombello. Trombello has experience with trains and is also a great writer. His story about engineer Obie and his fellow railroaders takes you on rescue mission to save the little town of Willow Falls on Christmas Eve. Kids of all ages will feel the Christmas Spirit as they see how average people can make a difference in a small town or even in the world. Engineer Obie and his team show how giving is more important than receiving and the creative way this railroad team solves the problem is one children will enjoy over and over again. The beautiful illustrations by John Schuller only add to the story as children learn average people can do extraordinary things.

Winner of the unpublished category at the follow festivals:
New York Book Festival
Hollywood Book Festival
New England Book Festival

Runner up in the children’s category:
London Book Festival

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