It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad.
Using a red marker, a young girl draws a door on her bedroom wall and through it enters another world where she experiences many adventures, including being captured by an evil emperor.
Mr. Wuffles ignores all his toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs.
The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
Ages: 0-14 years