Three terrific Thomas the Tank Engine Little Golden Books (Thomas Breaks a Promise, Thomas and the Big Big Bridge, and May the Best Engine Win!) are collected together in an attractive mini-treasury. A great value at $5.99, this book is perfect for gift-giving!
In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden train engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that 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. He died in 1997 at age 85.
JANE WERNER was one of the original editors of Little Golden Books. NIKKI SHANNON SMITH is an elementary school principal in California. CLEMENT C. MOORE wrote “The Night Before Christmas” for his children in 1822. SHEILAH BECKETT had a 60-year career with Golden Books, and illustrated The Nutcracker at age 99. J. P. MILLER illustrated many popular Little Golden Books from the 1940s through the 1970s, some by such notable writers as Margaret Wise Brown.
About Golden Books
GORDON LAITE (1925–1978) was a popular illustrator in the 1950s and 1960s.
Thomas and Friends: Little Golden Book Favorites (Thomas & Friends) by Various; illustrated by Golden Books