“Absolutely wonderful in every way” –Kirkus, Starred Review
New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Eli Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. Fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering later, Beach unveiled his masterpiece on February 26, 1870--and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track. This true story by Shana Corey and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist, Chris Sickels, will wow readers just as Beach's subway wowed riders over a century ago.
SPECIAL THANKS to Dempsey Rice for editing this trailer! http://www.dempseyrice.com