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When the Whistle Blows

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Jimmy lives in Rowlesburg, West Virginia, during the 1940s. He does all the things boys do in the small mountain town: plays a mean game of football, pulls the unforgettable Halloween prank with his friends in 'the Platoon,' and promises to head off into the woods on the first day of hunting season - no matter what. He also knows his father belongs to a secret society, and is determined to uncover the mysteries behind it! But it is a midnight encounter with a train that shows Jimmy the man his father really is.

Newcomer Fran Cannon Slayton's powerful first novel captures the serendipity of boyhood by shining a spotlight on the peak adventures of Jimmy's life. But at its heart, this is a story about a boy and his father in a time when trains reigned supreme.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"When the Whistle Blows is reminiscent of classic tales by Jack London, William Golding and Robert Louis Stevenson, yet carries the remarkable, fresh voice of its author. Fran Cannon Slayton should be extremely proud of this, her debut novel." - Ellen Hopkins


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Used availability for Fran Cannon Slayton's When the Whistle Blows

Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Cannon Slayton
ISBN: 0-399-25189-8 / 978-0-399-25189-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Philomel Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Cannon Slayton
ISBN: 0-14-241732-7 / 978-0-14-241732-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin Books
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Cannon Slayton
ISBN: 1-5012-8722-2 / 978-1-5012-8722-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Cannon Slayton
ISBN: 1-4418-2669-6 / 978-1-4418-2669-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Cannon Slayton
ISBN: 1-4418-2667-X / 978-1-4418-2667-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Cannon Slayton
ISBN: 1-4418-2668-8 / 978-1-4418-2668-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Cannon Slayton
ISBN: 1-4418-2670-X / 978-1-4418-2670-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Cannon Slayton
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Cannon Slayton
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: When the Whistle Blows
Author(s): Fran Slayton
Publisher: Puffin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU