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...