The Train of Lost Things

by Ammi-Joan Paquette | Teens |
ISBN: 1524739405 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LFLHunter of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 8/29/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by LFLHunter from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Review: YA/ children's book. The idea of lost cherished items travelling the world finding their way home with the help of magic, and some special people, I found interesting. This book got me thinking of lost items, I lost as a child. I found it to be a fun light read, though a tween might enjoy it more, or reading it with a tween might be more enjoyable.

Goodreads: Marty cherishes the extra-special birthday present his dad gave him -- a jean jacket on which he's afixed numerous buttons -- because it's a tie to his father, who is sick and doesn't have much time left. So when his jacket goes missing, Marty is devastated. When his dad tells him the story of the Train of Lost Things, a magical train that flies through the air collecting objects lost by kids, Marty is sure that the train must be real, and that if he can just find the train and get his jacket back, he can make his dad better as well.

It turns out that the train is real -- and it's gone out of control! Instead of just collecting things that have been accidentally lost, the train has been stealing things. Along with Dina and Star, the girls he meets aboard the train, Marty needs to figure out what's going on and help set it right. As he searches for his jacket, and for a way to fix the train, Marty begins to wonder whether he's looking for the right things after all. And he realizes that sometimes you need to escape reality in order to let it sink in.

In this achingly beautiful adventure, it is the power of memories, and the love between a father and son, that ultimately save the day.

Journal Entry 2 by LFLHunter at Humble Bean Coffee in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 23, 2023

Released 6 mos ago (9/23/2023 UTC) at Humble Bean Coffee in Burlington, Ontario Canada


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Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, September 23, 2023
The cover really caught me on this one. Sometimes children's books have the best stories so I'm looking forward to this. Thank you!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, October 8, 2023
This book would be good for kids to help explain family illness and loss. Unfortunately, I didn't really connect with it. Whenever I had time to read I wasn't looking forward to picking this book up. It felt overly simple to me, which could be attributed to it being a kids book, though I haven't felt this way about other kids books I've read.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Released 2 mos ago (2/4/2024 UTC) at Burlington, Ontario Canada


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Journal Entry 6 by 2peasandadog at Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, February 6, 2024
I picked this up at a Bookcrossing Meet-Up in Burlington, Ontario. It will be released into a Little Free Library.

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