James the Red Engine

Four stories about James the Red Engine are featured in this shaped board book.
James the Red Engine Four stories about James the Red Engine are featured in this shaped board book

  • Title: James the Red Engine
  • Author: Wilbert Awdry C. Reginald Dalby
  • ISBN: 9780375805318
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “James the Red Engine”

    1. These four stories are from the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine. What I like about Awdry's stories is that they don't talk down to children. If you've ever seen the television show you know that the language is quite sophisticated for it's age group -- although nothing a youngster wouldn't understand. The plots are fairly simple and each story usually features some type of emotional dilemma: jealousy, pride, etc. I think some children will enjoy these but I must warn that usually nothing truly [...]

    2. Even the Rev. Awdry wished he had gone back and redone this book. It introduces James who was seen in a field in the last story of book 2. We get to see how petulant he can be and vain. Something that sticks about his character. Not one of the better ones but as the Rev. Awdry was trying to meet a deadline this book is weak because of that fact. Also he was just beginning to try and set a place for the stories to take place in and the beginning of Sodor was just beginning. Later books are much b [...]

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