Thomas & Friends

Thomas & Friends

Go, Train, Go! (Thomas & Friends)

By Wilbert Vere Awdry; Elizabeth Terrill; Tommy Stubbs (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375831775, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 22, 2005

Thomas is taking the judge to the train show He speeds up a hill, across a ridge, through a tunnel, and over a bridge. But as soon as Thomas starts to go fast--"screech "--he has to slow down. A goat is in the way, the wind is pushing him back, the tunnel is very dark, and logs are on the track As soon as Thomas gets past each delay, he gets to go fast--at last But will they reach the show on time? Go, Thomas, go.

About the Author
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.

"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.