Thomas' many friends will love this collection of 24 stories about all of the Really Useful Engines. From Thomas unexpectedly tagging along on a ride with Gordon to Duck having a run-in, literally, at the local barber shop, everyone is sure to have trains loads of fun with this thick, 6-books-in-one Thomas collection. Includes the book collections: Thomas Gets Tricked, Trouble for Thomas, A Cow on the Line, James in a Mess, Diesel's Devious Deed, and Edward's Exploit. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.
Six action-packed Thomas & Friends™ books about the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine and his many friends on the Island of Sodor are collected in a big, sturdy hardcover anthology. The six books offer a total of TWO DOZEN stories that train-loving girls and boys ages 3 to 7 will read over and over for hours of enjoyment. In addition to everyone's beloved Number 1 little blue steam engine, the stories also star Percy, Henry, James, Diesel, Donald and Douglas, Edward, Gordon, Annie and Clarabel, Terence the Tractor, Duck, Bertie the Bus, Harold the Helcopter, Bill and Ben, and many more characters. There's humor, friendship, and excitement for all!
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.