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Individual Author Record

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Name:  William Trombello  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- William Trombello on WorldCat --

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Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 1933449217

Nightengale Press. 2006

Children have always been fascinated with trains. Why not show them how a real train works? This book is a fun and informative way for children to learn how the locomotive that pulls all of the railroad cars actually works. Does a locomotive work like an automobile, a truck, or is it more like a toy train set? Why not let our engineer show you! Colorfully illustrated, young children and their parents will find this book fun and informative as the operation of a modern day locomotive clearly and simply unfolds before their very eyes. As a bonus, the book illustrates how to keep children and parents safe at railroad crossings. So if your child loves trains, they are sure to love "How a Real Locomotive Works."

Trains and Real Locomotives
ISBN: 1933449373

Nightengale Press. 2006

Trains and Real Locomotives is the second book for children from Nightengale Press author Bill Trombello. Always fascinated with trains, children can now understand a train's complete journey from the time it leaves the repair shop until the time it arrives at the station. Along the way, they will meet Engineer Obie, Mechanic Mike, Carl the Carman, and Brakeman Bob. Through the book's beautiful illustrations, children will also see the different types of locomotives that pull trains. So if your child wonders about, or simply just loves, trains, the Real Locomotives books are for you!

The Willow Falls Christmas Train
ISBN: 0984299807

Technical Training Consultants Inc.. 2009

The Willow Falls Christmas Train is the only children's book to have won the unpublished category over all genres at the New York, Hollywood, and New England Book Festivals. The book also received runner up honors in the children's category at the London Book Festival. Inspired by a true story, Engineer Obie and his fellow railroaders take you on a desperate rescue mission to save Christmas in Willow Falls. Aided by one reliable old locomotive, the kind hearted railroaders perform a Christmas Eve miracle that's sure to delight young and old readers alike. Through the books crisp text, and beautiful illustrations, children will learn that in times of crisis, average people can do extraordinary things. The Willow Falls Christmas Train is a picture story book, written for children ages five to eleven, published by Technical Training Consultants Inc. one of the worlds leaders in locomotive training,



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