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Rev. W. Awdry

Rev. W. Awdry

  • 5 stars across 44 books
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.
5th May 2016

Thomas & Friends: Cranky

The perfect introduction to Thomas the Tank Engine! Cranky the Crane works at the Docks on the Island of... MoreThomas & Friends: Cranky

(4 reviews) Review
5th May 2016

Thomas & Friends: Toby

The perfect introduction to Thomas the Tank Engine! Toby the Tram Engine worked in a s... MoreThomas & Friends: Toby

(2 reviews) Review
9th October 2014

Thomas the Tank Engine: Complete Collection 75th Anniversary Edition

The ultimate gift for Thomas the Tank Engine fans of all ages! This elegant slipcase brings together all 26 books from... MoreThomas the Tank Engine: Complete Collection 75th Anniversary Edition

(2 reviews) Review
4th May 2017

Thomas & Friends: The Thomas Way

Thomas wants to show Harold the sights of Sodor, but Duck won’t let him. He is sure there is only one way of doing thing... MoreThomas & Friends: The Thomas Way

(2 reviews) Review
7th September 2017

Thomas & Friends: The Snowy Surprise

It’s Christmas time on the Island of Sodor. But when a huge wintry snowstorm leaves one mountain town stranded, can Thom... MoreThomas & Friends: The Snowy Surprise

(2 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

Thomas & Friends: Ten Little Engines

Count down from ten to one and back up again with this fun Thomas and Friends adventure! ... MoreThomas & Friends: Ten Little Engines

(2 reviews) Review
4th October 2004

The Railway Series No. 5: Troublesome Engines

This book tells how Henry meets an elephant and James spins round like a top, how the Fat Controller deals with the bigg... MoreThe Railway Series No. 5: Troublesome Engines

(1 review) Review
1st January 2002

The Railway Series No. 4: Tank Engine Thomas Again

You will remember that previously Thomas was given a branch line all to himself. Here he is proudly running up and down ... MoreThe Railway Series No. 4: Tank Engine Thomas Again

(1 review) Review
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