It's Christmas Eve, and Thomas wishes he was in his warm shed with his friends. But he still has some really important deliveries to make. Will he get home in time to hang his stocking? And when a big blizzard blows in, Thomas wonders if Father Christmas will find the engine house at all! 32 pages, hardcover from Random House.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 32 Vendor: Random House, Inc Publication Date: 2004 Dimensions: 10.00 X 8.00 (inches)
It is Christmas eve, and Thomas wishes he was safe and warm in his shed with the other engines. But Thomas is a Really Useful Engine and has several important deliveries to make. Will he get home in time to make sure his stocking has been carefully hung? And when a big blizzard blows up, Thomas fears that Father Christmas may not find the engine shed at all. The Reverend W Awdry first started telling his young son tales of Thomas, Percy and the other Really Useful Engines in 1944. In 1945, he started writing the tales down, and upon their publication they were immediately embraced by train lovers in Great Britain and worldwide. Before his death in 1997, the Reverend wrote 26 volumes of stories that continue to thrill generations of young readers.
In 1944, a country vicar, the Reverend W Awdry, wrote the stories he had been telling his two young sons about a group of engines with very recognizable personalities. In 1945, the first book featuring Thomas and the other Really Useful Engines was published, and in the 60 years since, the tales of these friendly engines have become beloved classics around the world.