The Thomas the Tank Engine Man Paperback

The Life of Reverend W Awdry, Creator of Sodor

by Brian Sibley;


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Telling the story of the man who created the world of Thomas the Tank Engine whose stories have charmed for generations.

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The Thomas the Tank Engine Man

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The Reverend W Awdry was a devoted pastor and family man, who adored trains. He started to tell stories about Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, in order to entertain his son Christopher.

Those stories have gone on to entertain generations of children around the world. Awdry was a man of courage, who believed that you should live by certain rules. He built his imaginary world on the island of Sodor on these rules, and showed how those who transgressed them would always be 'punished, but never scrapped', as he said.

A convinced pacifist, he was thrown out of one curacy and denied another during the Second World War, because of his beliefs. Never afraid to fight for what he thought was right, he argued with his publishers and his illustrators, demanding the best for his favourite creations - the trains and their friends.

The Thomas the Tank Engine Man by Brian Sibley was published by Lion Hudson Plc in February 2016 and is our 45409th best seller. The ISBN for The Thomas the Tank Engine Man is 9780745970295.

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Page last updated 22nd February 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLion Hudson Plc (February 2016)
Edition3rd Revised edition
Weight440g
Number of Pages352
Thickness30 mm
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
ISBN9780745970295
ISBN-10074597029X
Product Code4372609
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