Presents a history of the building of the transcontinental railroad and its effects on American life.
40 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 24 cm.
0792269934 (label on back cover)
9780792269939 (label on back cover)
Monica Halpern is a children's book writer who has penned several National Geographic Science Chapters. She is also the author of Railroad Fever: Building the Transcontinental Railroad, 1830-1870 (which received a starred review in School Library Journal ) and Moving North: African Americans and the Great Migration, 1915 -1930. Halpern lives in Boston, Massachusetts.