TO CELEBRATE THOMAS' enormous popularity, Random House proudly presents this stunning gift box, which contains all 26 of the originalThomas books in their original format! Small, classic volumes, which will fit perfectly in the hands of Thomas' youngest fans, these are the Thomas tales as originally written by the Reverend W. Awdry. Beginning in 1945, with a new title almost every year, the Reverend wrote 26 books, over 100 stories, about Thomas and all of the engines on Sodor. Beautifully packaged in a handsome Engine Shed gift box, this is an essential gift item for Thomas fans and train lovers. Offered once before in the U.S., in 1990, this beautiful item has been unavailable in this country for more than 15 years.