Dash Dupree and the Queen of Steam
Written by Alice Standish, illustrated by Ann Glover.
With Dash Dupree and the Queen of Steam, Ali Standish has given a gift to Roanoke in its preservation of history and in its message to children. The book takes a shy little boy and an old steam engine on a magical journey through time in search of the true meaning of friendship. It is lavishly illustrated in oils by acclaimed Roanoke artist Ann Glover, whose work has been featured in The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly as well as in collections nationwide.
Available only at the Virginia Museum of Transportation
Hardcover. 11 ½ x 9 inches. 32 pages.
This item is expectd to ship the second week of June, 2015.
Posted by Steven Ashley on 14th Dec 2015
I would highly recommend Dash Dupree and the Queen of Steam to people old and young, railfan or non-railfan. This book is very wholesome and suitable for people of all ages. Many of the illustrations are surprisingly accurate and I think the men who built the Class J locomotives in Roanoke between 1941 and 1950 would be proud to have their workmanship featured in such a wonderful piece of literary work. The book is not very long in length and could be used to read to a child at bedtime or could be used for a child to read on a lengthy road trip to pass the time and prevent them from getting unruly and distracting the parents while they are driving. Alice Standish did a wonderful job writing the book and the Illustrations by Ann Glover are absolutely wonderful.