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The Little Train (Lois Lenski Books) [Hardcover]

By Lois Lenski (Author) & Lois Lenski (Illustrator)
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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.

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 -
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2001 page 235
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2001 page 235

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   56
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.1" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 24, 2000
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  8-8
ISBN  0375810714  
ISBN13  9780375810718  

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More About Lois Lenski

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Lois Lenski was the author and illustrator of more than 90 books for children, including the very popular -Mr. Small- picture books. She is counted among the most influential author-illustrators of the twentieth century. She was awarded the Newbery Medal for STRAWBERRY GIRL and a Newbery Honor for both INDIAN CAPTIVE and PHEBE FAIRCHILD.

Lois Lenski was born in 1893 and died in 1974.

Lois Lenski has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Lois Lenski Books

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Authors & Illustrators, A-Z > ( L ) > Lenski, Lois
3Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12
4Books > Subjects > Children > Literature

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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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