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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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A great children's book ( )
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
I have a policy of refusing to own books that I wouldn't read for my own enjoyment *BECAUSE I DO NOT ENJOY THEM*. For this book only, I relaxed the criterion. There's a Little Engine That Could board game, complete with a big hill for little engines to climb. Small children love it. It needs the book for context.
  muumi | Nov 18, 2021 |
Reading Level: 5-6 years; Young Readers Choice Awards
  Shakari | Oct 19, 2021 |
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.
  BLTSbraille | Sep 14, 2021 |
The Little Engine That Could was one of my childhood "heroes" so to speak. The message given in this short story related to positive thinking and the willingness to try, even if you are not certain of the outcome is one that modern children should be taught early and often. Kids should take inspiration from The Little Engine That Could instead of liberal politicians who tell them that they simply can't do something for various reasons. I'm retired now, have tried many things and failed at some of them... actually many of them. That said, I've lived a pretty adventurous life and while I have regrets, very few of them are that I didn't try something new because I was unsure whether or not I would succeed. ( )
  DaleAllenRaby | Mar 8, 2021 |
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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
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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Penguin Australia

3 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0448405202, 0399244670, 0525460292


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