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The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

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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In this book the toys train brakes down and they are unable to continue onto the children in the city, another capable train comes along that would easily be able to pull them but he says he is to nice of a train to pull them and only fancy people can ride on it and he pulls off. Another train comes by that is big and strong but does not want to help because he does not have the time or energy to help the toys. Finally a small train pulls up with open arms for helping and offers to pull, she is the smallest train but she tells herself she can do it and she makes it up the hill to the city. This is a good story for all students really, it does not matter how big or strong or fancy you are, it matters how you treat others and how much you believe in yourself. ( )
  JennySkvarna | Dec 3, 2018 |
The Little Engine That Could shows students if they think they can and believe in themselves they can do anything just like the little engine that made it up the mountain because it thought it could. ( )
  Indiam16 | Nov 27, 2018 |
This is great for the classroom because it can teach the students to never ever give up. This is great for students who sometimes think negatively about themselves but need to be positive. ( )
  mls127 | Nov 26, 2018 |
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.(amazon)
  zahanse1 | Nov 5, 2018 |
Teaches students the importance of not giving up. ( )
  samanthamoreland | Oct 25, 2018 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Watty Piperprimary authorall editionscalculated
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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