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Thomas The Tank Engine Story Collection (thomas & Friends)

byW. Awdry

Picture Books | October 25, 2005

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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.
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 199...
Title:Thomas The Tank Engine Story Collection (thomas & Friends)Format:Picture BooksDimensions:508 pages, 9.56 × 8.19 × 1.86 inPublished:October 25, 2005Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375834095

ISBN - 13:9780375834097

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Thomas The Tank Engine: The Complete Collection The author of the Thomas books was a clergyman, and I'm torn between two thoughts. On the one hand, it's very tempting to believe that they are intended as Christian allegory. On the other, an interpretation along those lines almost inevitably ends with the conclusion that the Fat Controller is God. I'm not a Christian, but even I find this a little blasphemous. Or perhaps it just shows that I will never be a Really Useful Engine.
Date published: 2017-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful, but... This is a beautiful book. I love that it has the original stories by the original author, as well as the original illustrations. Simply classic! BUT... Make no mistake. This book is HEAVY. Like, TEN POUNDS, heavy. The weight and bulk of this book makes it difficult to curl up in a chair with your kid without injuring your wrist. Again, love the book. It's just whoever thought to cram 14 stories into one mammoth volume obviously never thought to attempt it with a toddler on their lap.
Date published: 2017-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book! #plumreview I got this for my grandson for his 5th birthday. He loves the illustrations as much as the stories, and the book itself is beautiful and the sort of quality that will last for years.
Date published: 2017-02-21