By William Durbin
Age variety: eight - 12 Years
It's August 1867 and Sean has simply arrived from Chicago, making plans to paintings along with his father at the Intercontinental Railroad. Sean needs to commence on the backside, as a water provider, toting barrels of it to the thirsty males who're doing the backbreaking paintings at the line.
At evening, everyone seems to be often too drained to do something yet sleep, but Sundays are loose, and Sean discovers the tough and rowdy international of the cities that appear to sprout up from nowhere alongside the railroad's direction over the prairie. yet prejudices run rampant for either the Irish and chinese language employees -- specially once they commence a perilous race to determine who can lay tune the fastest.
Through Sean's eyes, the historical past of this period and the value of his and his fellow workers' achievements come alive.