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The Little Engine That Could (1930)

by Watty Piper

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Series: The Little Engine that Could (Original Story)

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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.

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Independent Reading Level: 1st-2nd grade
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  simmsall | Apr 24, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: K-2
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  Yamilet2023 | Dec 5, 2023 |
This delightful childrens book is a reimagining and retelling of the timeless classic The Little Engine That Could, and is the very first book in the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library program. This edition celebrates the 90th Anniversary of the book.

It is just like I remember from childhood, as many of us do; a cute and touching inspirational story. That is exactly the reason Dolly Parton chose it for the first book for children to receive in her program as it helped her through many rough times in her own childhood. It truly is a heartwarming tale and makes a wonderful addition to your child's library.

The illustrations are simply magical, and the big, sturdy, glossy pages are perfect for countless readings. Ideal for reading to your child and just right for young readers to cherish. ( )
  shirfire218 | Nov 5, 2023 |
The kindness and determination of the Little Blue Engine have inspired millions of children around the world since the story was first published in 1930. Cherished by readers for over ninety years, The Little Engine That Could is a classic tale of the little engine that, despite her size, triumphantly pulls a train full of wonderful things to the children waiting on the other side of a mountain.
  PlumfieldCH | Sep 21, 2023 |
I think I can, I think I can. ( )
  debbie13410 | Jun 18, 2023 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Watty Piperprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ferreri, MikeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gauch, Patricia LeeEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Groce, LarryNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hauman, DorisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hauman, GeorgeIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lenski, LoisIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Long, LorenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mateu, FrancEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moseley, KeithIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ong, CristinaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parton, DollyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sanderson, RuthIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Santat, DanAuthorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smouse, Phil A.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Straw, WendyIntroductionsecondary 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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