The Little Train by Graham Greene

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. The Little Train longs to see the world outside where the expresses go. One morning it decides 'It's now or never'. But the outside world is much too big and much too frightening. The Little Train is overwhelmed. How will it ever get home? A long and detailed text perfectly matched by Ardizzone's evocative illustrations.
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The Little Train by Graham Greene

Early one morning the little train wakes up in his home town, Little Snoreing, and decides to go on an adventure. He chugs and puffs his way through villages, past castles and over bridges. But soon he gets tired, and the big city is a bit scary. There's only one thing for it; he'll have to head back! The Little Train, Graham Greene's first children's book, was originally published in 1946 with Ardizzone's illustrations commissioned 28 year later. First published by The Bodley Head in 1974, this new edition brings the classic little train back to life for a whole new generation.

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Graham Greene
Henry Graham Greene, OM (October 2, 1904 – April 3, 1991) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer and critic whose works explore the doubtfulness of modern man and ambivalent moral or political issues in a contemporary setting. Greene combined serious literary acclaim with wide popularity. Although Greene objected strongly to being described as a mere "Catholic novelist", his religion informs most of his novels, and many of his best works (e.g. Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter and The Power and the Glory) are explicitly Roman Catholic in content and preoccupations. His later works show a greater interest in international politics, e.g. The Quiet American

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48 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

7th April 2016



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