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The Little Train (Lois Lenski Books)

By Lois Lenski (Author) & Lois Lenski (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Little Train (Lois Lenski Books) by Lois Lenski...

In a new board book edition of the delightful story, Engineer Small at the throttle takes the little train on its run from Tiny Town to the big city.

Publishers Description
Mr. Small does it all
In this adventure, Engineer Small drives his little train from Tinytown to the city-and back. Along the way, the little train passes tunnels and stops at stations to pick up cargo and passengers.
Presented in full color for the first time, Lois Lenski's The Little Train will delight a whole new generation of readers as they learn all about the ins and outs of a working train.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Little Train (Lois Lenski Books) by Lois Lenski has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Publishers Weekly - 10/14/2002
  • PW Notes and Reprints - 10/14/2002 page 86
  • Booklist - 12/01/2002 page 675
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 14
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 14

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 5.19" Width: 6.63" Height: 0.75"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Board Books
Release Date   Sep 24, 2002
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  2-5
ISBN  037582264X  
ISBN13  9780375822643  

Availability  134 units.
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More About Lois Lenski

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1893, Lois Lenski achieved acclaim as both an author and illustrator of children s literature. For her Regional America series, Lenski traveled to each of the places that became a subject of one of her books. She did meticulous research and spoke with children and adults in the various regions to create stories depicting the lives of the inhabitants of those areas. Her novel of Florida farm life, "Strawberry Girl," won the Newbery Award in 1946. She also received a Newbery Honor in 1942 for "Indian Captive," a fictionalized account of the life of Mary Jemison. Lenski died in 1974. "

Lois Lenski was born in 1893 and died in 1974.

Lois Lenski has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Betsy-Tacy Books (Paperback)
  2. Lois Lenski Books
  3. More Little Treasures from Lois Lenski
  4. Mr. Small Books
  5. Trophy Newbery

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Product Categories

1Books > Special Features > Substores > jp-unknown1
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( L ) > Lenski, Lois
3Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Transportation > General
5Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Transportation
6Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3
7Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

Reviews - What do customers think about The Little Train (Lois Lenski Books)?

Very satisfying  Feb 19, 2007
I got advice from two three-year-olds about what had been their favorite book when they were two. Lois Lenski topped both lists. The child for whom I got this one was very happy with it.
A MUST HAVE BOOK  Jan 19, 2007
This is one of the classic books you will want to add to your children's library. It is simple, engaging, and also very informative about trains. There's just something about Engineer Small that draws the children in! All of the Lois Lenski books in this series are wonderful!
Great for kids who're into trains  Jan 9, 2007
Another great Lois Lenski book. (This one and Cowboy Small are our favorites.) My son was 2 when we started reading all the train books we could find. This one and Chugga Chugga Choo Choo (by Lewis and Kirk) are our picks for best toddler train books. Both can be read over and over and over without getting boring, and this one is actually educational, as well as fun.
We NEED to buy this!  Apr 3, 2006
We keep getting this book from the library and it's so informative - much more information about how trains work and such compared to Thomas books. Our 3 year old boy is a train fanatic and this book is even fun for ME to read to him because I learn right along with him. We study the pictures and he can point out the semaphores and he even takes what he has learned about how the train fills up with water to his toys. When he plays with his GeoTrax, he is using his imagination along WITH the factual things he has learned in this book. It's a must read - at LEAST from the library, but that just won't cut it for us, we need to purchase it!
Have A 'Thomas' Fan? "The Little Train" Might Be a Good Book for Them!  Mar 28, 2006
My 4 year-old Thomas and Friends fan likes this little book which features Engineer Small and his black and shiny engine. While the book doesn't have the Thomas-and-Percy-like personalities which so engage small fry, it does have plenty of drawings of trains and a great deal more factual information than the Rev. Awdry series.

For example, I had no idea that trains have anything called a `sand dome'. This is a dome that looks like the steam dome only -according to Wikipedia-it holds sand in case the tracks get icy or slick and the engine can't gain traction. (huh-who knew?) The book also demonstrates how coal and water are added to the tender, and how switches and what-not are dealt with.

Four Stars. An informative book about trains for young children.

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