Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Train of Lost Things by Ammi-Joan Paquette - ADVISABLE

The Train of Lost Things by Ammi-Joan Paquette, 208 pages. Philomel Books, 2018. $17.

Language: G; (0 swears 0 'f'); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. 



Marty's dad gave him a very special birthday present - a denim jacket with special buttons that represent all the great times they have had together. Marty's dad is dying, and Marty is horrified to discover that he has lost the jacket, but when his dad reminds him of a story he used to tell Marty, about the "Train of Lost Things" Marty decides to try to find the train for himself and recover the jacket. 

An interesting look at dealing with grief. We so desperately want to hang on to things so we don't lose the memories connected with them. In Marty's case, the loss was so consuming he forgot what was most important, his dad.

Lisa Librarian

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