When Kate is given a colossal steam train, the Silver Arrow , for her birthday, she can’t believe her luck. After eleven years of waiting, adventure has finally found her!
Soon the Silver Arrow is whisking Kate and her brother Tom to a magical station where their passengers stand ready to board. From the porcupine to the pangolin, each one is rare and wonderful.
But these animals have been waiting a very long time too. Can Kate deliver them home … before it’s too late?
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.