Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express

by Margaret K. Wetterer, Karen Ritz | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0590262769 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 4/26/2020
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, April 26, 2020
This is not an ordinary book: it's a BookCrossing book! BookCrossing books are world travelers - they like to have adventures and make new friends...and with your help, they can even write home to say what they've been doing! (You may remain anonymous if you wish.)

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Part of a $5 bag from the Washington Middle School rummage sale; zoomable photo here.

Nonfiction for kids: based on the true story of Iowa teenager Kate Shelley, who became nationally famous after she risked her life to save train passengers during severe flooding in 1881.

Text by Margaret K. Wetterer with illustrations by Karen Ritz and cover art by Peter Catalanotto.

I'll count this as my Iowa read (13/51) for the 2020 version of NancyNova's US States reading challenge.

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Themes for the second quarter re-do of Secretariat's 2020 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge

Week 14: rain
Week 20: grass
Week 22: double letters in title

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Released 3 mos ago (6/29/2020 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Monday, June 29, 2020: mailed to Pennsylvania!

Released for Secretariat's 2020 NJABBIC challenge (week 26: 2nd quarter re-do).

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I'm so glad you've found this book! Won't you make a journal entry so the previous readers know that it's safe with you?

How and where did you find the book? What did you think of it? What are you going to do with it next?

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BookCrossing: making the whole world a library!

Journal Entry 3 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, July 21, 2020
checked in and marked for Iowa. Thanks!

Journal Entry 4 by wingNancyNovawing at Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, August 21, 2020
rabck from hyphen8; YA book based on fact. Kate did stop get to the station house upstream in the storm & flooding to warn the stationmaster to stop the train because the bridge was washed out.

Journal Entry 5 by wingNancyNovawing at -- Wild, somewhere in Lansdale in Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Released 4 days ago (10/17/2020 UTC) at -- Wild, somewhere in Lansdale in Lansdale, Pennsylvania USA


To be released on the Halloween table

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