Brilliant new illustrations bring this classic story exuberantly to life in this beautiful picture book for today's child. Full color.
Everyone loves "The Little Engine That Could, " that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain.
Now the great Loren Long ("Mr. Peabody's Apples") has brilliantly re-illustrated this classic story, bringing it exuberantly to life for today's child. Get on board for the publishing event of the year.
Watty Piper's classic The Little Engine That Could has delighted and encouraged children for more than seventy years.
Praise The Little Engine That Could illustrated by Loren Long * "Long . . . adds a lushness to the spreads and injects even more personality into the characters. Both faithful fans and newcomers will enjoy this triumphant ride and eagerly climb aboard for repeat excursions." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
A genuine meme came into the language from this beloved story, now reaching its fourth generation of children. It's still an enchanting tale of a little train filled with toys, books, fruit, milk and treats for "all those good little boys and girls on the other side of the mountain." Long has enriched this new edition with bountiful illustrations that take their palette and inspiration from the original, but are greatly enhanced by imagination and inventiveness, to say nothing of glorious printing. The colors are warmer, richer and fuller, without the dry clear crispness of the first edition. The oversized format allows Long to fill the pages and the imagination with magic like two double-page spreads of toys and treats floating in the air and brilliant perspectives that set the scenes. The trains are curvier, their faces more organic. There is real movement in the rounded lines of the roads and rails as well as the struggle to reach the top. Not a replacement, surely, but a companion, this will travel proudly next to the one that first thought it could. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews)
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