On the Blue Comet

By Rosemary Wells
Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline


On the Blue Comet

Trains and time travel spur one boy’s thrilling adventure as he seeks to rejoin his father! One day in a house at the end of Lucifer Street, on the Mississippi River side of Cairo, Illinois, eleven-year-old Oscar Ogilvie’s life is changed forever.

The Crash of 1929 has rippled across the country, and Oscar’s dad must sell their home—with all their cherished model trains—and head west in search of work. Forced to move in with his humorless aunt Carmen and his teasing cousin, Willa Sue, Oscar is lonely and miserable—until he meets a mysterious drifter and witnesses a crime so stunning it catapults Oscar on an incredible train journey from coast to coast, from one decade to another.

Filled with suspense and peppered with witty encounters with Hollywood stars and other bigwigs of history, this captivating novel resonates with warmth, humor, and the true magic of a timeless adventure. Ages 10 and up. Hardcover, 336 pages, 6 x 8 1/2", all-color images.

ISBN: 978-0-7636-3722-4

Price: $14.95

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