Peter's Railway Hits the Jackpot by Christopher G.C. Vine
  

Peter's Railway Hits the Jackpot

Written by Christopher G.C. Vine
Part of the Peter's Railway Series

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This series of books entitled Peter's Railway is a real find for both young and old railway enthusiasts. Each book tells the story of a young boy, Peter who lives with his family at the edge of his Grandpa’s farm. To get around Grandpa and his grandson build a miniature railway.

Peter's Railway Hits the Jackpot is one of five beautifully produced hardback books which together with a further range of Little Peter's Railway paperbacks make up the series. If the stories of Thomas are firm favourites in your household then it is the perfect one to move on to as not only do the books in the series provide great stories as the author takes the reader on wonderful adventures, they also deliver lots of engineering facts, simply told for parents and grandparents to share with their youngsters. The passion for the railway shines through in every one of the stories.

A note from the author Chris Vine : “Peter’s Railway Hits the Jackpot is one of my favourite stories yet. Children and parents alike can really see how Peter’s character has developed through the four previous books as he embarks on a huge task and completes it to everyone’s satisfaction. The Peter’s Railway books are my way of passing on my passion to a younger generation and if they help ignite an engineering spark in any of my readers then I will have done what I set out to do.”

You can find out more about the series at www.petersrailway.com - and if you buy your book through the Peter's Railway website, Chris Vine will sign and dedicate the book for you!

Synopsis

Peter's Railway Hits the Jackpot by Christopher G.C. Vine

The Peter’s Railway stories tell the tale of Peter and his Grandpa as they build a steam railway together across their farm and overcome the obstacles and issues they encounter along the way. Peter’s Railway Hits the Jackpot follows Peter and Grandpa every step of the way, from planning and commissioning a new electric train to building a railway bridge over the River Wye and even managing to secure backing from the Minister of Transport!

One of the finest features of the Peter’s Railway series is the simple but accurate child-friendly explanations of how things work, which are woven through Chris’ books. Children are shown easy to understand explanations of things like building a railway tunnel and how railway brakes work.

To view all the titles in the Peter's Railway series including the 'Little' series of stories for 3+ year olds to share with their parents and the five beautifully produced hardbacks for slightly older enthusiasts, click here.

Reviews

“At last here is a book for train loving kids who have grown out of the more junior railway books, they will love it.” Pete Waterman, OBE

“I found these books quite charming. They really hit the spot.” Richard Gibbon, OBE - NRM

About the Author

Christopher G.C. Vine

Chris Vine has loved anything mechanical from a young age turning his childhood bedroom into a mini workshop!! He started making things early on,with his first working go-kart at the age of seven. It had a car battery and starter motor as motive power and a morse key as the switch. The next dangerous device was a motor bike made from a tiny child’s bicycle and a lawn mower engine. The drive involved a large and vital pulley from his mother’s washing machine.

Many years later he fulfilled his dream of building his own locomotive and miniature railway, it was this that inspired him to write the books so he could share his knowledge of railways and engineering with the next generation.

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Format

Hardback
96 pages
Interest Age: 6-12

Author

Christopher G.C. Vine
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Publisher

Christopher Vine

Publication date

1st July 2013

ISBN

9780955335990

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