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The Little Engine That Could (1930)

by Watty Piper

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This book is about a train that does not think it will be able to complete his trip, but with encouragement from others he finishes his trip. This book was one of my favorites growing up. It inspired me to never give up even when the going gets tough.

The illustrations are very colorful and detailed depicting the train as he goes on his hard journey. ( )
  jproc55 | Jan 21, 2016 |
In this classic children's book, a little train is trying to make it's way to it's destination but is having trouble getting there because it has to take many wonderful things to little boys and girls across town. The train struggles many times but never gives up. This book is fun and repetitive, making it a great book for young emergent readers. I think every kindergarten class should have this book in it and the book could even be suitable for 1st graders. ( )
  Ryanscheafer | Dec 20, 2015 |
In the book the little engine that could we see the true strength of what one can achieve if they believe in themselves. A little train engine is made fun of by the other trains. When no one else can get a load up a hill will the little engine be able to? This is a great, but simple story about believing in yourself. This is a message that children need to know. Children have to have self confidence to know that they can succeed in life. There is potential in everyone. It is up to those individuals to find that strength that they have inside them. ( )
  cross67 | Dec 3, 2015 |
The Little Engine That Could is about a small train who was asked to do a big task. He was asked to pull a large train over a high mountain. Other trains were asked, but the little train was the only one willing to try. This book teaches perseverance and the importance of trying. ( )
  DaniDeb12 | Dec 3, 2015 |
A classic child's book demonstrating self confidence, and determination can achieve goals. For kindergarten though third grades.
  Bennice21 | Nov 19, 2015 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Watty Piperprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hauman, DorisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hauman, GeorgeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lenski, LoisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moseley, KeithIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sanderson, RuthIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Walz, RichardIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong. The little train rumbled over the tracks.
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This is the complete version of the children's classic story and should not be combined with "Easy-to-read", boardbook, or other adaptations.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0448405202, Hardcover)

The unknowing progenitor of a whole generation of self-help books, Wally Piper's The Little Engine That Could is one of the greatest tales of motivation and the power of positive thinking ever told. In this well-loved classic, a little train carrying oodles of toys to all of the good boys and girls is confronted with a towering, seemingly impassable mountain. As nicely as they ask, the toys cannot convince the Shiny New Engine or the Big Strong Engine--far too impressed with themselves--to say anything but "I can not. I can not." It is left up to the Little Blue Engine to overcome insurmountable odds and pull the train to the other side. The Little Engine That Could is an entertaining and inspirational favorite, and the Little Blue Engine's rallying mantra "I think I can--I think I can" will resonate for a lifetime in the head of every child who hears it. (Ages 4 to 8))

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When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of dolls, toys, and good food over the mountain.

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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0448405202, 0399244670

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