Characters: Oscar, Mr. Applegate, Claire Bister, Oscar's father,(Mr. Ogilvie)
I'm sorry Oscar. I have to leave to find better work.
I'm sorry Oscar. I have to leave to find wo
Perspective: Claire wants "boy" things, like trains. Her parents get her "girl" things instead.
Dad had to sell my trains!
Girls don't like trains!
We do NOT spend as much as your father here,Oscar.
Theme: I think the theme of this book is that family will always be reunited, no matter how long it takes.
This dining car is fancy, Dutch!
Oscar!!! Your father is on the phone!!!
Settings: His own house, Aunt Carmen's house, On The Blue Comet with Dutch
Symbols: Oscar's trains show his connection to his father. They both LOVE trains, especially The Blue Comet.
Summary: This story is about a little boy who tries to find his dad, tries to sustain his family, and tries to do all of this during the great stock-market crash of 1929. This is Oscar, the caring,brave,remarkable little hero who manged to save his family.