Let’s Go! The Story of Getting from There to Here

From snowshoes to streetcars, steamboats to space shuttles, this nonfiction storybook will take you on a delightful trip through time to discover the history of transportation.

A breezy picture book introduction to modes of North American transportation from foot power to space vehicle…. This is a fun selection for reading or browsing and a nice supplement to units on the history of transportation.
Lynn K. Vanca, School Library Journal

The Story Behind the Book

Seems to me I’ve always been fascinated by travel. Maybe that’s because under normal circumstances I cannot, and never have been able to, sleep in a car. Not even as a baby apparently. When I had to take a school bus to school every day, it terrified me at first. I loved riding my bike down the road to go visit my best friend. When we wanted to go to a real town it was a 20 minute drive away. Add to those facts the fact that my dad was always into trains and trolleys, so I saw a lot of them as I grew up (real ones and model ones). I loved learning to drive a car. To expand my driving abilities I got partway through my ultralight pilot’s license before other commitments took over. 

I remember once in high school, a friend and I were entertaining her relatives from Denmark. They were absolutely floored that we would drive for 45 minutes to do something for a few hours. It seemed normal to us! And then after graduating from university I toured Europe by rail. Today I live where I couldn’t function without my car. If my kids want to go to a real town it’s a 20 minute drive away. Sometimes I find myself wondering how different my life would be if I had to hitch up my horse and buggy….

 

Let's Go!

Written by Lizann Flatt
Illustrated by Scot Ritchie
Published by Maple Tree Press/OwlKids Books 2007
ISBN: 978-1-897349-02-1
40 pages
8½ x 10 inches

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Awards and Honours
TD Grade One Giveaway Book, 2009
Cybils Awards, Nonfiction Picture Book finalist, 2007