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The Silver Arrow
Lev Grossman

For her 11th birthday, Kate’s present is all she could have ever wanted… a magical locomotive! She immediately wants to take it for a spin, but her brother and she aren’t the only passengers. The train is filled with endangered animals that need to be returned to their natural habitats. From a lost polar bear to the adorable pangolin, every one of them is eager to get home. Can Kate and her brother make the journey across the globe in time?

This magical tale gives readers a glimpse into the enormous world of beauty and wonder our planet provides; and how it must be protected. The story opens up the possibility of discussing themes such as climate change and protecting endangered species in the classroom.

· · 2020

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Grossman, Lev. The Silver Arrow. Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2020. 272 pp., ISBN 9781526629401

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  • Addresses current affairs
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