Angus Rides the Goods Train by Alan Durant


Angus Rides the Goods Train by Alan Durant

When Angus boards the goods train, laden with milk, honey, and rice, he's full of excitement as the driver speeds across land and sea. But why won't the train stop for those who are hungry and thirsty? What can Angus do? This moral classic is beautifully written by Alan Durant (author of Always and Forever ) with stunning illustrations by Chris Riddell.

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As morality tales go, this is definitely one of the best ...the book si great for adults with its cleverly hidden message and the illustration is indeed fantastic. South Wales Argus A very simple but interesting story that highlights the issue of how qw share the world's resources in a way kids can understand. NI4Kids An imaginative introduction to the rich poor divide, with dream-like illustrations to bring the satire alive. Junior This book is a demonstration of the sheer virtuosity of Riddell's craft. Few other artists could describe the features of a desperate bear with such perfection... Books for Keeps

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers. He also writes prize-winning poetry.

He was born in Surrey, went to Trinity School in Croydon and then to Keble College, Oxford to read English. Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He’s married, with three children and lives just outside London. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

In 2007 he won the Portsmouth Children's Picture Book Award for Burger Boy and the Stockport Children's Book Award for Football Fever. He has won the Kingston Borough/Waterstone's Poetry Prize on two occasions. In 2008 he won The Royal Mail Award for Scottish Children's Books for Billy Monster's Daymare which also won the 2009 Portsmouth Children's Book Award.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

1st August 2013



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