On The Blue Comet

On The Blue Comet

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  • 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. 
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