In 1804 the first steam train set out on a nine mile journey. Within 50 years, there were 6,000 miles of railway across the country. Discover who was behind this revolution and how it transformed Victorian England.
Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically.
Text type: an information book.
Curriculum links: history, geography
Ideas for reading at the back of the book provide practical support and stimulating activities.
This is Book 649 in the Collins Big Cat Series. See all Collins Big Cat books here.
Tom Clohosy Cole is a London-based freelance illustrator, designer & animator. He is the illustrator of All Aboard the Discovery Express , Destination: Planet Earth and Destination: Space , which was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2017.
Jo Nelson studied Modern and Medieval Lang...More about Jo Nelson