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Brave Little Engines (Thomas & Friends)

Written by Rev. W. AwdryAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Jim DurkAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jim Durk


· Golden Books
· Trade Paperback · Ages 3-7 years
· July 22, 2014 · $7.99 · 978-0-385-38510-7 (0-385-38510-2)

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Brave Little Engines (Thomas & Friends)
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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Thomas & Friends fans will have hours of creative painting fun with this deluxe Paintbox activity book that offers 16 watercolor paints and a paintbrush. And as they paint, train loving boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can follow Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy through an exciting adventure in which the friends learn about bravery when confronting giant roving shadows and monster-size footprints on the Island of Sodor.

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small blue wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, 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 Awdry died in 1997 at the age of 85.

Jim Durk, illustrator of several beloved children's books series ranging from Thomas & Friends and The Powerpuff Girls to Clifford the Big Red Dog and The Rugrats, graduated from Ohio University with a BFA in illustration/painting in 1983. His works include Bear’s House, Brave Little Engines, and Call of the Wild. He is the founder of Durk Illustration, and he lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.     

 

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