The Railway Series No. 17: Gallant Old Engine by Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry


The Railway Series No. 17: Gallant Old Engine by Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry

Thomas and his friends remain as popular as ever, loved by millions all over the world; the original Railway Series books continue to delight Thomas fans of all ages.

About the Author

The Reverend W. Awdry is fondly remembered as the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine. The little blue engine and his friends on the Island of Sodor were originally invented to amuse the reverend's son, Christopher, when he was recovering from a bout of the measles. The first book in The Railway Series, entitled The Three Railway Engines, was published in 1945.

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72 pages
Interest Age: From 5


Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry
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Publication date

4th October 2004



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