When the Whistle Blows

Version: Unabridged
Author: Fran Cannon Slayton
Narrator: Peter Berkrot
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: January 2010
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Meet a town and a train and a time and a boy - Jimmy Cannon. And meet his father - as strong as a Mallet locomotive - whom Jimmy simply cannot figure out! But who, in a dramatic and unexpected twist, turns out to be so much more than Jimmy ever knew. In a book that goes to the core of boyhood - its Halloween mischief, its hunting day mystery, its championship football game surprise, and its nighttime adventures - Fran Cannon Slayton brings her listeners to the breathtaking crossroads of an unforgettable West Virginia railroad town, a family that matters, and adulthood itself.

Author Details

Author Details

Slayton, Fran Cannon

Fran Cannon Slayton found her inspiration for When the Whistle Blows from the Pulitzer Prize-winning Thomas and Beulah by Rita Dove and stories my father, aunts, uncles and cousins told me about Rowlesburg, West Virginia. She lives with her family in Charlottesville, Virginia.