Perfect for the Classroom: Check out the Teachers notes for The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

Perfect for the Classroom: Check out the Teachers notes for The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

Kate wasn’t expecting much when she wrote to her wealthy estranged uncle to ask for a birthday present. Certainly, she wasn’t expecting a colossal steam train called the Silver Arrow to arrive on her doorstep.

Despite parental misgivings, curiosity overwhelms Kate and her brother Tom and they climb aboard, only for the train’s engine to roar into life. Soon they reach a train station where an assortment of strange and beautiful creatures are waiting with tickets in their mouths, and Kate and Tom begin to understand that their job will be to see them safely home – if they can.

Lev Grossman’s first children’s book is a journey you’ll never forget: a rip-roaring adventure from desert plains to snow-covered mountains and everything in between. Packed with exciting creatures from the indignant porcupine to the lost polar bear and the adorable baby pangolin, The Silver Arrow is a classic story about saving our endangered animals and the places they live.

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Synopsis

Kate wasn't expecting much when she wrote to her wealthy estranged uncle to ask for a birthday present. Certainly she wasn't expecting a colossal steam train called the Silver Arrow to arrive on her doorstep.Despite parental misgivings, curiosity overwhelms Kate and her brother Tom and they climb aboard, only for the train's engine to roar into life. Soon they reach a train station where an assortment of strange and beautiful creatures are waiting with tickets in their mouths, and Kate and Tom begin to understand that their job will be to see them safely home – if they can.Lev Grossman's first children's book is a journey you'll never forget: a rip-roaring adventure from desert plains to snow-covered mountains and everything in between. Packed with exciting creatures from the indignant porcupine to the lost polar bear and the adorable baby pangolin, The Silver Arrow is a classic story about saving our endangered animals and the places they live.
Lev Grossman
About the author

Lev Grossman

Lev Grossman was born in 1969 and grew up in Lexington, MA.His first novel, Warp, was published in 1997. His second, Codex, came out in 2004 and became an international bestseller. The Magicians was published in 2009 and was a New York Times bestseller and one of the New Yorker‘s best books of the year. The sequel, The Magician King, came out in 2011 and was a Times bestseller as well. The third and last Magicians book, The Magician’s Land, was published in 2014 and debuted at #1 on the bestseller list.Since 2002, Lev has been the book critic at Time magazine. He has won several awards for journalism, including a Deadline award in 2006.He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two daughters and one son, in a creaky old house.

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