The Thomas the Tank Engine the Railway Series: The Complete Collection by Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry
  

Synopsis

The Thomas the Tank Engine the Railway Series: The Complete Collection by Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry

This beautiful anniversary edition includes twenty-six of the Rev. W. Awdry's classic books in one volume. The stories are brought to life with the original illustrations, beautifully restored and reproduced, and the collection includes a special foreword from the Rev. W. Awdry himself, and an afterword by Brian Sibley. The ultimate nostalgic offering for all those who delight in the adventures of this cheeky little engine and his friends and a delightful present for new babies who are sure to grow up to be firm Thomas fans. Children aged 2 and up will love meeting classic characters such as Percy, James, Gordon, and Toby down on The Fat Controller's railway. The short stories and beautiful illustrations are perfect for bedtime reading. Thomas has been teaching children lessons about life and friendship for over 70 years. He ranks alongside other beloved character such as Paddington Bear, Winnie-the-Pooh and Peter Rabbit as an essential part of our literary heritage.

About the Author

Reverend Wilbert Awdry was born in Hampshire in 1911. He grew up close to the railway and was convinced that the steam engines all had different personalities. He used to imagine conversations between them. Later when he was grown up and his son Christopher became ill with measles, Wilbert invented the Thomas stories to entertain him. Christopher kept asking for more stories and Wilbert began writing them. The first of the railway series was published in 1945. Awdry wrote 26 Railway books in total before Christopher took over the series.

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Format

Hardback
416 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry
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Publication date

1st September 2005

ISBN

9781405216906


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