Stop the Train
by McCaughrean, Geraldine | Reading age: from c 9 years
Published 04/10/2007 by OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 256 pages
It’s 1893 and for Cissy and her family, a new life beckons on the prairies of Oklahoma and they and their fellow settlers prepare for steady business alongside the Red Rock Railroad track. But when they refuse to sell their land to the railroad company, the boss swears that his trains will never stop in Florence again. How will they ever make a living now? Cissy and her friends, family and neighbours vow that they will make the train stop – by whatever means are necessary, no matter how dangerous that may prove to be . . .