Thomas the Tank Engine 65th anniversary edition by Rev W. Awdry
  

Thomas the Tank Engine 65th anniversary edition

Written by Rev W. Awdry

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This book allows fans of Thomas to rediscover the original classic stories about the world's best-loved tank engine. In this sixty-fifth anniversary year, Thomas and his friends remain as popular as ever, loved by millions all over the world; the original Railway Series books continue to delight children of all ages. 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, eight pages of exclusive material give an insight into the creation of the famous Railway Series.

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Thomas the Tank Engine 65th anniversary edition by Rev W. Awdry

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
72 pages
Interest Age: 4+

Author

Rev W. Awdry
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Publisher

Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont Childrens Books

Publication date

7th June 2010

ISBN

9781405252683

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