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The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) [Hardcover]

By Watty Piper (Author)
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When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of toys and good food over the mountain

Publishers Description
The story of a train filled with toys and gifts for little boys and girls that breaks down before reaching the children. After asking several passing trains for help over the hill, a little blue train agrees to help the stranded toys. Even though she is small, the blue train tries her best to bring the toys to the children on the other side of the hill.

Awards and Recognitions
The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) by Watty Piper has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Indies Choice Book Awards - 2009 Finalist - Picture Bk Hall of Fame category

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) by Watty Piper has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Entertainment Weekly - 08/12/2011 page 78
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 722
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 675
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 974

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Grosset & Dunlap
Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.32" Width: 8.25" Height: 0.36"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jul 31, 2001
Publisher   Penguin Group USA
Grade Level  Multiple Grades  
Age  3-5
Series  Little Engine That Could  
ISBN  0448405202  
ISBN13  9780448405209  

Availability  198 units.
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More About Watty Piper

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! As creator of the immensely popular Otis the Tractor series, Loren Long has putt puff puttedy chuffed his way all over the bestseller lists with such titles as Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas, and Otis and the Scarecrow. He is also the author/illustrator of Drummer Boy, and has illustrated bestselling books by Randall de Seve (Toy Boat), Madonna (Mr. Peabody's Apples), President Barack Obama (Of Thee I Sing) and Watty Piper (The Little Engine that Could).

A graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Loren lives in Ohio with his wife, Tracy, and their two sons.

Watty Piper has published or released items in the following series...

  1. All Aboard Books (Paperback)

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 4-8 > Picture Books
3Books > Subjects > Children > Literature > Classics by Age > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > People & Places > Social Situations > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect > Fiction
5Books > Subjects > Children > Science, Nature & How It Works > Transportation > Trains > Fiction
6Books > Subjects > Children > Series > Early Reader
7Books > Subjects > Children > Sports & Activities > Activities & Toys

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition)?

I can-I can!!  Mar 29, 2007
This is a very good book and it teaches a very good life lesson. It is a book that can be enjoyed by any type of public. I would especially read this book to a person who is giving up. It will be a very good idea to read this to an infant or a child when they are learning new stuff. This will enourage them to do may more things in life. When I first read this book it taught me that if I propose myself a challenge and I give some of my time and that I never give up I can do anything in life that I want to accomplish.
Not only a children's book but a lesson on life  Mar 16, 2007
I love this book. It's a great sales tool and lesson on life. It teaches us that if we think we can no matter the challenge we can.
Still a classic!  Jan 26, 2007
The story was reworded, but it is still a great story and a great teaching lesson. The illustrations in this book are gorgeous.
Great for Children, Fantastic for Adults  Jan 24, 2007
My dad was dying and I bought several books to take to him at the hospital. This was one of them. When I flew down to see him, the word was that he still had hope. Within thirty minutes of my arrival, we found it not to be true. I still read him this book, just as he used to read it to me. It was a joke for us during his last days. Even when he had break through pain and I wasn't allowed to give him more medicine, we'd read this and he'd squeeze my hand while he tried to get through just a little more time. Sometimes he told me the story to keep his mind focussed.

Before he died he told me to finish my degree. I told him it would be hard because I have a big family, so much going on-- and he smiled and said, "Let me tell you about a train that couldn't get over a mountain. It had great things on it, toys for the good boys and girls, milk for their dinners. It was hard to get this train loaded with good things over the mountain but there was one little engine. . ." Three months later I am in college and this little engine goes through my mind a lot. The story is one of my children's favorites and they don't know why I can't read it without crying!

This book appeals to everyone for different reasons, but the results are the same. An iron will allows us to overcome any obstacle!
The Little Engine Taht Could  Jan 18, 2007
The story itself is great. My husband loved the book when he was a child and so we wanted to introduce the book to our son; he too loved it. My only complaint is that the book is just a little pricy for the mini version.

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