The Railway Series No. 41: Thomas and Victoria by Christopher Awdry


The Railway Series No. 41: Thomas and Victoria by Christopher Awdry

With four new stories and Clive Spong's stunning illustrations of Thomas and the new vintage coach, Victoria, this book is a must have for all fans. Toby and Henrietta are overcrowded carrying the workmen from the Quarry. The Fat Controller and the Quarry Manager don't know what to do, but Thomas finds the perfect solution when he meets Victoria - a lovely, old carriage. While Victoria is being renovated, Daisy discovers that she doesn't like snakes very much when a whole boxful of eels escape on to the platform! And once finished, Victoria, Toby and Henrietta become Sodor's Vintage Train.

About the Author

Christopher Awdry

Christopher Awdry is the son of the Rev. W. Awdry, author of the Railway Series of books featuring Thomas the Tank Engine. Christopher was born at Devizes, the family moving to Kings Norton, Birmingham, when he was aged five months.

Christopher Awdry is in many ways the inspiration for the books about Thomas and his engine friends. The characters began life as a story told to him by his father, Wilbert, when a young Christopher was confined to bed with a bout of measles. Wilbert entertained him with a story about a little engine called Edward who was sad.

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.

By the time of his father's death in 1997, Christopher had added a further 14 books to the Railway Series, bringing the total number at that time to 40.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

3rd September 2007



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