Sparkle Car #12: Trains Trains and Trains
This episode of Sparkle Car features an original story from our "Martin & Sylvia" series called:"A Ride on a Train"
When Sylvia learns about how people used to travel by train, she excitedly hopes she can ride one as well. Daddy finds out that there is a station nearby where they can hop on a train and ride it almost all day long. Brother and sister jump at the chance - thinking about sleeping cars, dining cars, circus cars and firemen shoveling coal. They are surprised, however, at their favorite part of riding a train...
Also included is a short story from the "Blue Umbrella" collection called "Charlie Rides in the Engine of a Real Train"A little boy from a time-gone-by gets to watch a real fireman feed the fire of a real steam engine. This tale is filled with beautiful images of what life was like on a steam train."Johnny Appleseed"
, an imaginative description of the life of John Chapman better known as 'Johnny Appleseed' (as mentioned in the Martin & Sylvia story "A Ride on a Train"!).And "The Travels of a Fox", an old English folk tale about a fox who travels from house to house gaining value in his traveling bag until he pushes it too far and meets up with the wrong animal.