Author(s): Geraldine McCaughrean
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 ...
A thrilling high-speed story from the multi award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean
Shortlisted for Smarties Book Prize 9-11 Category 2002.
For a really good read, look no further than this excellent, unpredictable and engrossing novel from a genuine master of the imagination. * The Independent * With its great depth and texture, its masterful dialogue and description it is the work of a great writer which will move readers to tears and laughter. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. * Times Educational Supplement * ...a tense, fast-moving adventure story, sustained to the very last page, with an inspiring sense of community spirit. * Financial Times * an absolutely wonderful book - it is no wonder that McCaughrean is celebrated as one of the greatest living children's authors. * The Bookseller *