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"When the railroad's in your blood, it draws you like a pump draws water from the ground."
Meet a town and a train and a time and a boy - Jimmy Cannon. And meet his father - as strong as a Mallet locomotive - whom Jimmy simply cannot figure out! But who, in a dramatic and unexpected twist, turns out to be so much more than Jimmy every knew.
In a book that goes to the core of boyhood - its Halloween mischief, its hunting day mystery, its championship football game surprise, and its nighttime adventures - Fran Cannon Slayton brings her listeners to the breathtaking crossroads of an unforgettable West Virginia railroad town, a family that matters, and adulthood itself.
Hi, I'm the author of When the Whistle Blows (Penguin/Philomel, 2009), a coming of age story about Jimmy Cannon and his Halloween adventures as he discovers his father's membership in a secret society.
When the Whistle Blows is Now Available at Borders!.. .. ..
Fran's Children's Book News Email is a monthly E-Newsletter jam packed with summaries of, and links to, articles of interest to children's book writers, teachers, librarians and booksellers. It includes news articles, book marketing tips, children's literacy awareness features, children's book author interviews and more!
If you are a blogger who interviews children's book authors, agents or editors and would like to be featured in my E-Newsletter, contact me here..
Who I'd like to meet:people who love children's literature, teachers, librarians, children's writers, other writers, authors, booksellers, independent bookstores, readers, middle grade novelists, YA novelists, picture book writers, editors, publishers, book marketing folks, book lovers, agents, railroaders, B&O employees, West Virginians, Irish Americans, Irish folks, Catholics, people from Rowlesburg, people from Preston County West Virginia,
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University Of Virginia-Main Campus
1985 to 1989
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- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Psychology/Religious Studies Double Major
- Clubs: Monroe Hill/Brown College
Children's Books Middle Grade/YA