The Rain Train

By Elena de Roo
Illustrated by Brian Lovelock

A beautiful text which takes us on a fantasy train ride through a storm at night.

When the rain fingers drum out a dance on the pane When the windows are foggy enough for my name When it’s thundering down on the roof, in the lane From the storm, comes the call … “All aboard the Rain Train!” Join the children for a journey on the Rain Train. Listen to the noises the train makes as it moves through the countryside and into the dark night.

  • Rhythmic text with onomatopoeic train sounds is perfect for reading aloud.
  • This story has universal appeal as trains are a popular subject with children.The Rain Train combines all the elements of a long-distance train journey with imaginative play.
  • Debut book by talented New Zealand poet, Elena de Roo.We have recently contracted a verse novel by Elena, The Adventures of Ophelia Wild.

About the author

Elena de Roo is an Auckland children’s writer and poet. Her first book, The Rain Train, was illustrated by Brian Lovelock. This was followed by the Ophelia Wild series, illustrated by Tracy Duncan. The Name at the End of the Ladder, a junior fiction fantasy novel, will be released in 2014 from Walker Books Australia.

About the illustrator

Brian Lovelock is a scientist working in the power industry in New Zealand. He has painted all his life but has only recently ventured into the world of book illustration. His previous titles with Walker Books Australia include Your Mother Didn’t Do That! and Roadworks which won the Picture Book category in the 2009 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults. In 2013, Brian was long-listed for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award for his work on Demolition. In 2014, Flight of the Honey Bee won the LIANZA Russell Clark Illustration Award, was a Storylines Notable Book and was a finalist for the LIANZA Elsie Locke Non-Fiction Award and the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.

ISBN: 9781921529146
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Dimensions: 250 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $29.99
New Zealand RRP: $31.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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