due to the fact that the publishing of the initial Thomas the Tank Engine in 1946, countless children and their parents almost everywhere the world have love this series of bedtime stories around Thomas and his friends. Every 26 the the Reverend W. Awdry's classic stories are below in one beautiful gift volume, v an arrival by the author himself. Portrayed in complete color. Due to the fact that the publication of the original Thomas the Tank Engine in 1946, countless children and their parents anywhere the world have loved this collection of bedtime stories around Thomas and also his friends. Every 26 the the Reverend W. Awdry"s standard stories are below in one beautiful gift volume, through an development by the writer himself. Shown in complete color. ...more


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This lavish complete collection that The Railway series is the perfect method to memory 75 years due to the fact that the publishing of the first set of story on the Island that Sodar.Each the the 26 books consists of four stories each, that's lot of of adventures to share because that bedtime story over many nights.With the numerous publications written in between 1945 - 1972 the was interesting to see exactly how Adwry developed the collection with many brand-new engines introduced over time, whilst the more popular personalities like Thomas had addi This lavish complete collection of The Railway series is the perfect way to memory 75 years since the publishing of the very first set of stories on the Island that Sodar.Each of the 26 books consists of four stories each, that"s lot of of adventures come share because that bedtime story over numerous nights.With the numerous books written between 1945 - 1972 that was amazing to see exactly how Adwry advanced the collection with many new engines introduced over time, whilst the much more popular characters like thomas had added stories focusing on them.I"ve obtained fond storage of the standard show narrated by Ringo Starr therefore the earlier tales resonated v me more, particularly Henry being bricked up in a tunnel!One of the suprise facets was Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine - a set of stories concentrating on the Bluebell Railway in Sussex, i remember visiting that as a kid.This set is a cheap for the hrs of enjoyment the we had actually over many months. ...more
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Mar 23, 2009 Manny rated it favored it
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The author of the Thomas publications was a clergyman, and also I'm torn in between two thoughts. Top top the one hand, it's very tempting to think that they room intended together Christian allegory. On the other, one interpretation along those lines virtually inevitably ends with the conclusion that the Fat Controller is God. I'm not a Christian, however even I discover this a little blasphemous. Or perhaps it just shows that ns will never be a Really helpful Engine.Surely someone has actually done a thorough exegesis? I'll confess that i a The writer of the Thomas publications was a clergyman, and also I"m torn in between two thoughts. On the one hand, it"s an extremely tempting to believe that they are intended together Christian allegory. ~ above the other, an interpretation follow me those lines practically inevitably ends through the conclusion that the Fat Controller is God. I"m no a Christian, yet even I find this a tiny blasphemous. Or perhaps it simply shows that ns will never ever be a Really valuable Engine.Surely someone has done a comprehensive exegesis? I"ll confess that ns am, indeed, an extremely curious around the details. Because that example, the illustration my children liked many when they were at the proper age. They unwisely fill cutting board up through water indigenous the river. He come over feeling all funny, for this reason they watch in his warehouse tank. "Inspector, deserve to you see fish?"My kids just loved that line, and also they supplied to imitate Ringo Starr"s together endlessly. Yet what does the mean? Christianity... Fish... There needs to be miscellaneous there! Why can"t I watch it? ...more
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Mar 18, 2020 Andrew rated that really preferred it
This to be a lot much more fun 보다 I assumed it would certainly be and also what really surprised me was i knew (sort of) a most the stories. I guess they have been retold and referred come so many times that they have filtered with in to my memory and also stuck there. So on to the publication - this is a gloriously grand repertoire of every one of the initial stories in addition to the artwork that brought the miscellaneous engines to life. There room a short after that which consists of the Rev Awdry together with the two main artists who ill This was a lot more fun 보다 I believed it would certainly be and also what yes, really surprised me was i knew (sort of) a lot of the stories. Ns guess they have actually been retold and referred to so many times the they have filtered with in to mine memory and also stuck there. For this reason on to the book - this is a gloriously grand collection of every one of the initial stories along with the artwork that brought the miscellaneous engines come life. There space a short later on which covers of the Rev Awdry together with the two main artists who portrayed (and brought) the island the Sodor and the miscellaneous engines to life. One thing that did record me by surprised was the there was such a huge array that engines - now again I believed a most the engines were developments of the miscellaneous TV and toy franchises trying come expand and increase their sales of the assorted characters yet no - a very large number that the engines whereby originals indigenous the various stories. So prefer I say once I review the assorted children publications - ns still have actually so much to learn from the standards what ever before they are. However why review this publication - well because that me that was an additional connection come my so late uncle that to me lived for all points historical and also natural history. Ns remember he had actually a far more spectacular version of this book and I remember being enabled to carefully read it as soon as I was a little boy when we saw them. Strange just how as I review the story I have the right to see Denis reading them follow me side me. ...more
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Mar 02, 2020 Morgan rated the it was remarkable · review of an additional edition
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This take it me a small longer 보다 I thought. Read much more like a repertoire of quick stories than a repertoire on snapshot books. I use to watch this display as a kid, therefore it to be nice to revisit and also to view the present isn't that much different. The stories for some reason calm me. I think most of it has to do with the illustrations, this kind of story requirements pictures. This take it me a little longer than I thought. Read an ext like a repertoire of short stories 보다 a repertoire on snapshot books. I usage to watch this present as a kid, therefore it to be nice come revisit and to check out the display isn"t that lot different. The stories for part reason peaceful me. Ns think many of it needs to do with the illustrations, this type of story demands pictures. ...more
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This book is the many important publication that ns have ever read in my whole life. That is likewise one the the most crucial thing to me that i own. This was the first book I acquired in relationship to thomas the Tank Engine. I can go on and on around my backstory v Thomas, but I'm afraid the it would be much too lot to write. Because that a while, i seem come have had actually a strange idea that the TV collection was adjusted into the books. However I to be proud to own this book containing the very first twenty-six volumes of The Railway Ser This book is the many important book that ns have ever read in my entire life. It is likewise one that the most important thing to me that i own. This to be the very first book I obtained in relation to thomas the Tank Engine. I might go on and on around my backstory with Thomas, yet I"m afraid the it would certainly be much too lot to write. For a while, i seem to have had a strange idea the the TV collection was adapted into the books. However I am proud to own this book containing the very first twenty-six volumes of The Railway Series.To be clear, the title "The complete Collection" describes the truth that this are every one of the Reverend Wilbert Awdry"s Railway collection books. His son, Christopher, has written several much more afterwards. Despite the book says "Thomas the Tank Engine" top top it, these stories room not only about him, but likewise the remainder of the Really useful Engines on the Island the Sodor, v No. 1 periodically not showing up for a complete book.It annoys me come see some of the reasons that civilization have offered to dislike this book, part along the lines of "the stories space too dark". To it is in fair, the principle of scrapping is pointed out from time come time, but that is just exactly how the stories were. This are books written by a Christian priest that told the an initial three stories to his child who had measles. These space the stories that started the massive, beautiful, and also Really valuable phenomenon that we now understand as cutting board the Tank Engine & Friends. For those who think the ten-minute episodes are far better because castle are much longer - I"ll have actually you know that the quality of the writing, illustrations, and also the lessons of the "5-minute" story in this collection are astronomically superior some of the episodes we view today. This is not to say that all of the TV stories space not great as there have been some really worthy adaptations indigenous of the books and original story in the TV series. Even the feeling in Awdry"s stories, which i find comparable to A. A. Milne"s in Winnie the Pooh, is something that not only youngsters would have a laugh about. Here is an instance from Duck and the Diesel Engine, special Duck and also the Fat Controller having a chat around the quite stuck-up big engines.TFC: "Duck, did friend come up through these names?"D: "I only wish, sir. If the dome fits -"TFC: "Ahem!" (tries no to laugh)Another thing is that human being should prevent harping about the name "The Fat Controller". Yes, that is introduce to a man"s rotund stature, yet all the exact same it"s a children"s book, introduce to a fictional controller. If girlfriend prefer, while reading this, just say "Sir Topham Hatt" (his yes, really name) in her mind or the end loud, if friend are reading it.There is nobody who I would not hesitate to introduce this to. This is the kind of publication that parents might read to their children, and still have a good time analysis it. These space the species of stories that those kids will read and also praise once they are older. These are the story that those children will tell your children.And also if the publications stop being published, the tradition will never end. ...more


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thomas is a little young boy 0-6-0 Sodor standard-gauge heavy steam tank engine. He has six little drive wheels and a brief stumpy smokestack funnel and also a brief stumpy boiler and also a short stumpy vapor dome climate a shiny gold twin whistle. He lives on the Sodor North-Western Standard-Gauge Railway top top the Island of Sodor, the land wherein trains and also non-train vehicles have the right to talk. He's the leader of the talking trains and the talking non-train vehicles and the human civilization friends and also the Sodor pets on the cutting board is a tiny young young 0-6-0 Sodor standard-gauge vapor tank engine. He has six tiny drive wheels and also a brief stumpy smokestack funnel and a brief stumpy boiler and also a short stumpy vapor dome then a shining gold twin whistle. He lives on the Sodor North-Western Standard-Gauge Railway top top the Island that Sodor, the land wherein trains and also non-train vehicles have the right to talk. He"s the leader of the talking trains and the talk non-train vehicles and also the human people friends and also the Sodor pets on the Island that Sodor and also he"s the leader of the Sodor vapor train engine team and he"s a really beneficial engine because he likes gift a really useful engine by resolving some mysteries prior to the mysteries became background and he ran his branch line in between Knapford Station and also Ffarquhar station with his two passenger coaches, Annie and also Clarabel the pair sister passenger coaches that carried passengers and passengers and also their baggages and luggages and the safety train conductor and he sometimes got to be very forgetful by having a dangerous time. Misunderstanding several orders of countless important jobs throughout the history of the entirety Sodor North-Western Standard-Gauge Railway, and he turned out to be my hero. He conserved Mr. Conductor"s acquaintance, Lady the young girl 0-4-0 lost Magical gold Steam Tank Engine from mighty malice Diesel 10 the young adult huge and strongest muscle bound and mean and also nasty and also evil and also grouchy and grumpy and sinister and also ugly and hatred and malice Sodor standard-gauge diesel train engine through his large mechanical eight that turned the end to it is in his vast metal jagged-claw, Pinchy and his sidekicks, Splatter and Dodge the bumbling young young Sodor standard-gauge Diesel shunter train engines with the aid of the Sodor North-Western Standard-Gauge Railway"s Sodor standard-gauge large Dipper viaduct in Thomas and also the Magic railroad the movie through Alec Baldwin the north American academy award-winner movie star actor and the well-known oldest of every the four Baldwin brothers as my friend, Mr. Conductor who guided me on his expedition to the Sodor North-Western Standard-Gauge Railway on the Island of Sodor therefore that i could aid him watch after Thomas and his an excellent friends and watch out for Diesel 10 and also make sure Diesel 10 would behave himself and keep one eye deep ~ above Henry the young adult 4-6-0 Sodor standard-gauge number 3 large Green vapor tender engine"s wellness while teacher Topham Hatt the Fat Controller and also the head of the whole Sodor North-Western Standard-Gauge Railway took a much-needed vacation vacation through his true-blue loving wife, Lady Hatt and also Peter Fonda together Mr. Conductor"s brand-new friend, Burnett stone who lived on Muffle Mountain and knew all about Lady ~ above Mr. Conductor"s Magic Railroad between the Sodor North-Western Standard-Gauge Railway ~ above the Island the Sodor wherein Thomas and also Diesel 10 lived, and Shining Time terminal the north American railroad passenger train station that turned the end to it is in the prideness of the north American Indian sink Railroad in California where Mr. Conductor lived, and knew exactly how Lady got damaged by Diesel 10 and Pinchy when he turned the end to it is in Lady"s caretaker and got reunited with thomas after he had actually Henry"s special Island that Sodor charcoal to lug Lady come life, climate Cody McMains was the duty of Mr. Stone"s friend, patch the boy that promised come clean Mr. Stone"s yard out while he to be off come Muffle Mountain, and also Michael Ethans Rodgers was the duty of Mr. Conductor"s cousin, C. Small the residents of the beach the stuffed rainbow-colored party poppers under Thomas"s short stumpy smokestack funnel to make thomas get an extremely angry in ~ him, and saved Thomas"s buddy, James the young teenager medium-sized 2-6-0 Sodor standard-gauge Splendid Red heavy steam tender engine v the 2 front command wheels and also the six drive wheels and also the six tender wheels and the brass heavy steam dome climate the red paint in addition to the number 5 located on his soft from mighty malice Diesel 10 at the Smelter"s Yard and brought James come the Sodor wishing well alongside Mr. Conductor near the magic buffers that leaded come Lady in Mr. Stone"s workshop in Muffle Mountain, and Mara Wilson the star of the 1996 video, Matilda was the duty of Thomas"s brand-new friend, Lily, the girl that turned out to it is in Mr. Burnett Stone"s 11 year old granddaughter. I"m interested in her together Thomas"s brand-new friend, Lily, the girl that turned the end to be Mr. Burnett Stone"s 11 year old granddaughter in Thomas and also the Magic Railroad rather of danger stupid smart-aleck daughter Matilda Wormwood. I wanted to view her do her brand-new friends through Thomas and his corridor of talk Island the Sodor trains and talking Island the Sodor non-train vehicles and also Mr. Conductor. She walk it v the assist of Mr. Conductor"s cousin, C. Junior, the residents of the beach that stuffed rainbow-colored party poppers down Thomas"s short stumpy smokestack funnel to make thomas get really angry in ~ him, however the an excellent news to be that cutting board was therefore happy to make brand-new friends with Lily since he made his brand-new friends through a brand-new girl. Lady is the young girl 0-4-0 shed magical golden steam tank engine that provided to travel on Mr. Conductor"s magic railroad in between the Sodor North-Western Standard-Gauge Railway ~ above the Island of Sodor wherein Thomas and Diesel 10 lived, and Shining Time station the phibìc American railroad passenger train station that turned the end to be the prideness the the phibìc American Indian valley Railroad in California whereby Mr. Conductor lived, and also she was component of Mr. Conductor"s clue come the sources of the magic sparkle gold dust and also her magic do her feeling 101% much more very powerful than Diesel 10 would ever before be then she to be vidled come the magic that hosted Shining Time Station and the Island of Sodor together, but all of that to be only recognized by Lily"s sad grandpa, Burnett stone who later on became an excellent friends with Mr. Conductor and also Junior ~ he acquired reunited v Lily"s brand-new friend, thomas by the moment he had actually Henry"s special Island the Sodor coal to carry Lady to life. Prior to long Thomas conserved Lady from malice Diesel 10, he then his an excellent friends were really presented to phibìc American during the 20th century year, 1989 right on the PBS youngsters TV show, bright Time terminal with Ringo Starr the drummer indigenous the Beatles together Mr. Conductor the phibìc American fair irradiate white skin 18 inch tall and 20 centimeter high train conductor that stayed in the signal and switch home station alongside his so great friend, Old Smokey the train in the mural painting on the passenger train station wall. Ringo made his very first appearance to it is in Mr. Conductor during Season 1 bright Time station episode, A place Unlike any kind of Other, and also he do his very last illustration to it is in Mr. Conductor in the bright Time station Christmas special, "Tis A Gift. A man named Mr. Nicholas involved the station around Christmas time. Mr. Nicholas essential some help in his workshop and also when he went earlier to his house located up at the phibìc Pole, Mr. Conductor went along with him. And the show ongoing with Mr. Conductor"s cousins, Mr. Conductor Junior and Sister Conductor who were play by George Carlin and Teri Garr. George Carlin appeared as Mr. Conductor"s cousin, Mr. Conductor small in the 2nd season of shining Time Station and the 3rd season of shining Time Station and also the 4th season of shining Time station with his co-star, Teri Garr together Sister Conductor that turned out to it is in Mr. Conductor"s cousin and Mr. Conductor Junior"s sisters in the season four Shining Time Station family special, one of the Family. Mr. Conductor junior knew that he climate Sister Conductor had the same parents and also that they grew up in the same home together, bu somewhere located on the way, sister Conductor was elevated by hilarious laughing spotted hyenas once she turned out to it is in Mr. Conductor Junior"s little sister. She was all grown up, however you do not recognize it. I saw how neat and polite Mr. Conductor and also Mr. Conductor junior were, sister Conductor was so messy and rude since something expected that she acquired away with everything when she then Mr. Conductor Junior to be kids. One night in ~ dinner, sisters Conductor took she shoes and also her socks off and she putted her negative smelly feet in the mashed potatoes. Climate one day, she took Mr. Conductor Junior"s snapshot drawing artist art drawings and made paper airplanes out of them, climate she threw Mr. Conductor Junior"s height favorite mittens in the toilet and had fun and laughed around it because that weeks and that did no make Mr. Conductor small happy at all. My peak favorite bright Time Station personalities turned the end to be Mr. Conductor (Ringo Starr) and his cousins, Mr. Conductor small (George Carlin) and also Sister Conductor (Teri Garr) and also their friend, thomas the Tank Engine once I discovered that they had actually to be completely much better than Schemer (Brian O"l Connor) ns did my Basil of Baker Street detective work and my Sherlock Holmes detective work about the terminal to deal with the shining Time station mysteries before they became background from A location Unlike any type of Other come Queen for A Day and Mr. Conductor"s thomas Tales. Mr. Conductor is the phibìc American fair light white skin 18 inch tall and 20 centimeter tall train conductor that lived in the signal and switch house station next to his so good friend, Old Smokey the train in the mural painting on the passenger train station wall inside bright Time Station, the phibìc American railroad passenger train station that turned out to be the prideness the the north American Indian sink Railroad in California. He take it me come the Island the Sodor to check out Thomas the Tank Engine since Thomas was his one-of-a-kind friend and he said me the truth about the train schedules and the non-train vehicle schedules on the Island of Sodor. He fitted on the Island of Sodor in typical human-size so the he have the right to ride the talk Island of Sodor train engines and ride lock in their cabs and he equipment in his signal and switch house station in the mural paint inside glowing Time terminal at 18 high inches and also 20 high centimeters because he traveled in between Shining Time terminal in the north America country and the Island the Sodor near the brothers mainland. It taken place from glowing Time station A location Unlike any kind of Other come Shining Time terminal Queen because that A Day and Shining Time terminal Mr. Conductor"s cutting board Tales and Thomas and the Magic Railroad. And today, Thomas and also his corridor of talking trains and talking non-train vehicles and also human world friends and I get new train engine friends and new non-train vehicles friends to come appropriate from almost everywhere the world Earth world on the planet, earth to the Island that Sodor to assist with numerous important jobs. Thomas found Sam the very huge and very strong young adult 2-6-6-6 Sodor standard-gauge Virginian vapor tender engine that pulled 39 van freight cars in bespeak to provide the freight and also the raw-materials and the finished products and the produced goods and the freight goods and the supplies and also the cargo from wherein they were made to whereby they were essential in every part of the Island of Sodor, and Thomas checked out the floor of India to job-related with his brand-new train engine friend, Noor Jehan, and also Thomas make brand-new friends v Duchess in The imperial Engine. The an excellent news was the I believed in Thomas when I wanted to count on him come be yes, really useful. It happened from my childhood to mine adulthood v Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends/Thomas and Friends and also Thomas and the Magic Railroad and also Shining Time Station. Cutting board was born in 1915 throughout the 20th century and finally, he went to his death in a yes, really spooky train locomotive scrapyard in 2021 throughout the 21st century. ...more