Thomas the Tank Engine Story Collection

Thomas the Tank Engine Story Collection

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Overview

Since the first Thomas stories written by a father for his son over 60 years ago, Thomas the Tank Engine continues to delight children everywhere. This collection contains 14 of the best-loved titles of the Reverend W Awdry’s classic Railway Series and includes the most famous adventures of Thomas and his Really Useful Engine friends. These exciting and funny tales, over 55 of them, are enhanced by the original artwork in this stunning new gift edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375834097
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Series: Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Series
Pages: 508
Sales rank: 174,367
Product dimensions: 8.19(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.86(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small blue wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, Reverend W. Awdry, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945. He continued to create new adventures and characters until 1972, when he retired from writing. Reverend Awdry died in 1997 at the age of 85.

Table of Contents

The Three Railway Engines12
Thomas the Tank Engine42
James the Red Engine76
Tank Engine Thomas Again112
Troublesome Engines148
Henry the Green Engine184
Toby the Tram Engine220
Gordon the Big Engine258
Edward the Blue Engine294
Four Little Engines330
Percy the Small Engine368
The Eight Famous Engines404
Duck and the Diesel Engine440
The Twin Engines476

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Thomas the Tank Engine Story Collection 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent artwork but this 60th Anniversary 'collection' is simply the first 14 books written by the author and excludes his remaining 12 books. If you want the 'Early Half' of Thomas and Friends, this is fine but know up front what's missing.
mahallett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
good stories. good pictures. do kids like these stories now. i will see when my nephew is ready.1001 best books for kids
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
My son's name is Thomas, and his daddy is into model trains, so that I would initially buy this book is a given. What surprised and delighted me is how different these tales are from those based on the PBS Thomas series. All the wit, charm and sense of place have been stripped from the original telling, and all that remains of the based-on books are stories about a blue train. We began reading a story a night from this collection when our Thomas was about three months old. They are on the longish side, so I kept watching for squirming. There was none. I'm not sure if it was the engaging illustrations, or the apropos sound effects, or both, that held his interest, but his interest was held and we've already read through all these stories twice.
Bmelville75 More than 1 year ago
I have read this book with both my little boys and they love it. I want to find the same book format with the rest of the books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our daughter enjoys watching the shows on PBS, but more than that she enjoys this book and the stories in it. This is a comprehensive compilation of the original stories that the TV show is based on. The stories, while with a distinct british flavor, are an excellent read, and each one is only four or five pages long. Perfect for reading one before bed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The good edition, the ideal price.
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My daughter is a huge Thomas fan. She LOVES this book! After we checked it out of the library about 5 times, she got this as a Christmas gift. She loves the stories, and I like the fact we can read a couple of chapters in succession, or just pick one and it still ends without having to keep going all night.
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reader1234 More than 1 year ago
If your child loves Thomas stories, this is a great collection to have. It has lots of the original stories all in one book with beautiful classic illustrations. Some of these stories are hard to find in their original format. My 3 year old loves them.
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