Thomas's ABC Book

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Perfection Learning Corporation, Jan 1, 2010 - Alphabet - 22 pages
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"Created by Britt Allcroft, based on The railway series by Rev. W. Awdry."

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User Review  - jackeifaye -

I ordered this book for my grandson because it was priced right.. However when I got it it was a small softsided book and pretty flimsy. I would spend a little more money next time and get a good hard back book. Read full review

great book

User Review  - hjw2002 -

My four year old grandson really loves Thomas the Train. Hes really enjoying this book. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, the 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 W Awdry died in 1997 at age 85.

W. V. Awdry was born on June 15, 1911 in Hampshire, England. He was ordained as a minister in 1936 and served as a vicar in many parishes. Fascinated by trains since childhood, Awdry told train stories to his young son, Christopher. When his son quickly pointed out discrepancies between his retelling of these stories, Awdry realized the importance of writing them down. His wife submitted some of the stories to a literary agent, and the hugely popular Thomas the Tank Engine series was created. Between 1945 and 1972, Awdry wrote twenty-six Thomas the Tank Engine stories, beginning with The Three Railway Engines and ending with Tramway Engines. His books have sold over 50 million copies and spawned an Emmy-winning PBS animated series. Fortunately for fans of the books, Awdry's son Christopher resumed writing the series. W. V. Awdry died on March 21, 1997.

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