Casey Jones

From the Series On My Own Folklore

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Casey Jones was the most famous railroad engineer there ever was. Casey had one hang up. He had to be on time. He expected his trains to be on time too. One night Casey was asked to drive a train that was far behind schedule. He got that train running as fast as she could go. Would Casey make it on time? Hop on board and find out what made this railroad engineer an American hero in this fast-paced tale.

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978-0-8225-6476-8
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978-0-8225-7035-6
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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2007
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand On My Own Books
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2006-08-01
BISACS JNF052030
Dewey 385.36092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 4.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 106845
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Mark Schroder

Author: Stephen Krensky

Stephen Krensky did not have the kind of childhood anyone would choose to write books about. It was happy and uneventful, with only the occasional bump in the night to keep him on his toes. He started writing at Hamilton College in upstate New York where he graduated in 1975. His first book, A Big Day for Scepters, was published in 1977, and he has now written over 100 fiction and nonfiction children's books––including novels, picture books, easy readers, and biographies. Mr. Krensky and his family live in Lexington, Massachusetts.

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On My Own Folklore

Folklore characters come to life in these magically illustrated titles. Each story shares both the facts and the fiction behind the tall tale and explains how the story became a part of folklore. View available downloads →