Thomas' 123 Book (Thomas & Friends)
Publication Date: January 8, 2013
List Price: $3.99*
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Count along with Thomas the Tank Engine as he chugs around the Island of Sodor. This companion to the perennial classic "Thomas' ABC Book" teaches numbers to train-obsessed little boys and girls ages 3-7 as only Thomas & Friends can.
About the AuthorIn 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.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
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.
Richard Courtney has over forty years' experience as actor, director, and teacher of drama in the UK and Canada, and has written widely on drama education. He is Professor Emeritus, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and cross-appointed to the Graduate School of Drama, University of Toronto.