In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small blue wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, 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. Reverend Awdry died in 1997, at age 85.
The Lost Crown of Sodor (Thomas & Friends)
· Random House Books for Young Readers
· eBook · July 23, 2013 · $3.99 · 978-0-449-81534-2 (0-449-81534-X)
Also available as a trade paperback.
About this Book
Knights in armor, ruined castles, long-lost treasure, and friends in danger on the Island of Sodor are all part of a brand-new movie, "King of the Railway," starring Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. This Thomas & Friends story, adapted from the movie, will thrill train-obsessed little boys ages 3–6. It's a tale they'll want to read again and again!