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The Little Engine That Could

The Complete, Original Edition

Little Engine That Could

Watty Piper - Author

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ISBN 9780448405209 | 48 pages | 01 Mar 1978 | Grosset & Dunlap | 7.24 x 8.26in | 0 - AND UP years
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The story of a train filled with toys and gifts for little boys and girls that breaks down before reaching the children. After asking several passing trains for help over the hill, a little blue train agrees to help the stranded toys. Even though she is small, the blue train tries her best to bring the toys to the children on the other side of the hill.
"Long pays respectful homage to George and Doris Hauman's compositions in his visual interpretation of the classic tale of determination and perseverance…. Yet the artist adds a lushness to the spreads and injects even more personality into the characters…Both faithful fans and newcomers will enjoy this triumphant ride and eagerly climb aboard for repeat excursions." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Long has enriched this new edition with bountiful illustrations that take their palette and inspiration from the original, but are greatly enhanced by imagination and inventiveness….[T]his will travel proudly next to the one that first thought it could." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review


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