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On the Blue Comet

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On the Blue Comet

Written by Rosemary Wells and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

The Crash of 1929 has rippled across the country, and Oscar Ogilvie'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 humorless 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 train journey from coast to coast, from one decade to another.

On the Blue Comet
Written by Rosemary Wells and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

  • Publication Date: September 28, 2010
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick
  • ISBN-10: 076363722X
  • ISBN-13: 9780763637224