Friday, July 20, 2012

Help me find this book!!!

Ok - I have been driving myself insane all day about this.  Google has been no help at all, as I type in the bits of the plot that I remember.

I am trying to find a book I read as a kid.  It is a chapter book.  Likely written in the 50's or 60's.  It is about a family who decides to move to the country and live in a caboose after the dad loses his job(? this last big might be wrong - but I am trying to remember something I read 25+ years ago).  I want to say it might have been published by Scholastic, just because my memory of the book is that it was about the right size to be a scholastic paperback.  It isn't a picture book, but I seem to recall it had illustrations.  I think the caboose was blue or green.

I've googled like crazy and the same results keep coming up but none of them sound like the book I seek.

So it isn't:
  • The Boxcar Children
  • The Railway Children (though this one sounds close - the family doesn't actually LIVE in the caboose)
  • The Little Red Caboose
  • The Caboose Who Got Loose

THIS, my bloggy friends, is the downside to being a voracious lifelong reader!  Now that I have kids, I want them to experience the magic I remember from some of the books I read as a kid...but I can't remember all of the titles and authors from the times where I would read 8 to 15 books a week...

Can you help me find the book I'm looking for?  Did you ever read something as a kid that sounds like this?  Leave your thoughts in the comments...

2 comments:

  1. I've forwarded this to my sister, she's an elementary school teacher and totally into these kinds of books. I'll let you know if she knows which one it is!

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    1. Awesome. I think I found a contender in "The Blue Caboose" but the synopsis sounds alot darker than I remember...I ordered it cheap from Amazon just in case.

      This quest has made me remember so many more books - now I want to start a library for my girlies for when they are older...

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