THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE contains four stories written by the Reverend W Awdry but starts with a letter:
Here is your friend Thomas the Tank Engine. He wanted to
come out of his station yard and see the world. These stories tell
you how he did it.
I hope you will like them because you helped me to make them.
Your Loving Daddy
How many authors have been inspired of motivated by their children to put pen to paper? This was the case when this clergyman and railroad enthusiast created these stories and characters that would make him famous to amuse his son, Christopher, during a bout of measles at the age of two and a half. Each story takes young Christopher through the sometimes cheeky, sometimes impatient, sometimes boastful little engine's humbling experiences as he interacts with others and grows up to become a really useful engine. Now that's enough to put a smile on any face!
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