This stunning anniversary collection is the perfect gift for fans of Thomas the Tank Engine.
You can now rediscover the original classic stories about Thomas, James, Gordon, Edward and all their friends. This new anniversary edition includes the four original Thomas stories, with the engines beautifully brought to life by new reproductions of C. Reginald Dalby's illustrations. Plus, 8 pages of exclusive material give an insight into the creation of the famous Railway Series.
A wonderfully nostalgic offering for Thomas fans young and old.
Also look out for The Thomas Railway Series Boxset, featuring the complete 26 titles in the Railway Series.
Thomas the Tank Engine has been delighting generations of children for over 70 years. It all began as a story made up by the Reverand W. Awdry to entertain his son when he had measles. Now millions of people across the world have grown up with the tales of Sodor Island, enchanted by the adventures of Thomas and his friends, Percy, Gordon, and Toby, and all the other engines that work on the Fat Controller's railway.
This is Book 48 in the Classic Thomas the Tank Engine Series. See all Classic Thomas the Tank Engine books here.
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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 askingMore about Rev. Wilbert Vere Awdry