Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase by Rev W. Awdry
  

Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase

Written by Rev W. Awdry
Illustrated by C. Reginald Dalby
Part of the Classic Thomas the Tank Engine Series

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In this 70th anniversary year, Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends remain as popular as ever, loved by millions all over the world. Now rediscover the classic stories about the world's best-loved tank engine with stunning new gift edition presented in a larger format and packaged in a slipcase. The original illustrations by C. Reginald Dalby have been beautifully reproduced - this is a highly collectable edition with a limited print run, perfect for both young and older fans of Thomas.

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Thomas the Tank Engine 70th Anniversary Slipcase by Rev W. Awdry

This book allows fans of Thomas to rediscover the original classic stories about the world's best-loved tank engine. Meet Thomas, James, Gordon, Edward and all their friends in this wonderful collection!

This new anniversary edition includes the four original Thomas stories, with the engines beautifully brought to life by new reproductions of C. Reginald Dalby's illustrations. Plus, 8 pages of exclusive material give an insight into the creation of the famous Railway Series.

For games, activities and more about the characters visit www.thomasandfriends.com

About the Author

Rev W. Awdry

Wilbert Vere Awdry (1911-1997) was born on 15 June near Romsey in Hampshire. Young Wilbert had a passion for steam engines. He loved to play with the model railway his father had built in the garden, and to pore over copies of The Railway Magazine.

"Lying in bed as a child I would hear a heavy goods train coming in and stopping at Box station, then the three whistles, a tank-engine, which would come out of his little shed to help the goods train. There was no doubt in my mind that steam engines all had definite personalities . . . little imagination was needed to hear in the puffings and pantings of the two engines the conversation they were having with one another: 'I can't do it! I can't do it! I can't do it!' 'Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can!' "

The Three Railway Engines was successfully published by Edmund Ward in 1945, and the following year the most famous of all Wilbert Awdry's engine characters appeared in Thomas the Tank Engine. From James the Red Engine in 1948, Awdry published a new Railway Series title every year until his last book, Tramway Engines, in 1972. The setting was the wonderful fictional island of 'Sodor', situated near the Isle of Man, for which Wilbert devised its people, engines, history and geography.

Although he wrote his last book in the series in 1972, Rev. Awdry's creation lives on! In 1983 his son, Christopher, published Really Useful Engines, the first in his own series about Thomas and his friends.

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Format

Hardback
80 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Rev W. Awdry
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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd

Publication date

2nd April 2015

ISBN

9781405277273

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