Julia Sarcone-Roach will be at the Shoreline Trolley Museum, 17 River Street, East Haven, this Saturday. July 14 to sign copies of her book, The Subway Story.
A plucky subway car finds adventure off the tracks
Never was there a subway car who loved her job more than Jessie. From morning to night she carried all sorts of people all sorts of places--to work and school and World's Fairs, over bridges and through tunnels--sometimes she even took a pigeon along for the ride! But as time passed, sleek new silver cars began to take over the tracks, banishing Jessie to an abandoned lot. What will she do with no passengers to carry? And where will she go now that she's no longer welcome on the tracks?
Based on the true story of 1960's-era subway cars that are now being used to create artificial reefs in the Atlantic, this stunningly illustrated eco-friendly book from Julia Sarcone-Roach teaches readers young and old the benefits of both public transportation and creative recycling.
After attending the Rhode Island School of Design, Julia Sarcone-Roach made her Knopf picture book debut with The Secret Plan. She is also the creator of animated videos, including Call of the Wild, which was featured in indie film festivals and won several prizes. Learn more at JSarconeRoach.blogspot.com.