Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection PDF í

Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection PDF í

Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection ❴Ebook❵ ➡ Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection Author Wilbert Awdry – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Since the publication of the original Thomas the Tank Engine in , millions of children and their parents all over the world have loved this series of bedtime stories about Thomas and his friends All Since the publication of Tank Engine: eBook ✓ the original Thomas the Tank Engine in , millions of children and their parents all over the world have loved this series of bedtime stories about Thomas and his friends Allof the Reverend W Awdry s classic stories are here in one beautiful gift volume, with an introduction by the author himself Illustrated in full color.


About the Author: Wilbert Awdry

Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE, Tank Engine: eBook ✓ better known as the Rev W Awdry, was an English clergyman, railway enthusiast and children s author, and creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, who starred in Awdry s acclaimed Railway SeriesThe characters that would make Awdry famous, and the first stories featuring them, were invented in to amuse his son Christopher during a bout of measles The first book The Three Railway Engines was published in Thomas the MOBI :Þ , and by the time Awdry stopped writing in , The Railway Series numbered books Christopher subsequently added further books to the series.



10 thoughts on “Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection

  1. Manny Manny says:

    The author of the Thomas books was a clergyman, and I m torn between two thoughts On the one hand, it s very tempting to believe that they are intended as Christian allegory On the other, an interpretation along those lines almost inevitably ends with the conclusion that the Fat Controller is God I m not a Christian, but even I find this a little blasphemous Or perhaps it just shows that I will never be a Really Useful Engine.Surely someone has done a detailed exegesis I ll confess that I a The author of the Thomas books was a clergyman, and I m torn between two thoughts On the one hand, it s very tempting to believe that they are intended as Christian allegory On the other, an interpretation along those lines almost inevitably ends with the conclusion that the Fat Controller is God I m not a Christian, but even I find this a little blasphemous Or perhaps it just shows that I will never be a Really Useful Engine.Surely someone has done a detailed exegesis I ll confess that I am, indeed, very curious about the details For example, the episode my kids liked most when they were at the appropriate age They unwisely fill Thomas up with water from the river He comes over feeling all funny, so they look in his storage tank Inspector, can you see fish My kids just loved that line, and they used to imitate Ringo Starr s pronunciation endlessly But what does it mean Christianity fish there has to be something there Why can t I see it


  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    This was a lotfun than I thought it would be and what really surprised me was I knew sort of a lot of the stories I guess they have been retold and referred to so many times that they have filtered through in to my memory and stuck there So on to the book this is a gloriously grand collection of all of the original stories along with the artwork that brought the various engines to life There are a short afterwards which covers of the Rev Awdry along with the two main artists who ill This was a lotfun than I thought it would be and what really surprised me was I knew sort of a lot of the stories I guess they have been retold and referred to so many times that they have filtered through in to my memory and stuck there So on to the book this is a gloriously grand collection of all of the original stories along with the artwork that brought the various engines to life There are a short afterwards which covers of the Rev Awdry along with the two main artists who illustrated and brought the island of Sodor and the various engines to life One thing that did catch me by surprise was that there was such a large array of engines now again I thought a lot of the engines were creations of the various TV and toy franchises trying to expand and increase their sales of the various characters but no a very large number of the engines where originals from the various stories So like I say when I read the various children books I still have so much to learn from the classics what ever they are But why read this book well for me it was another connection to my late uncle who to me lived for all things historical and natural history I remember he had a farspectacular version of this book and I remember being allowed to carefully read it when I was a small boy when we visited them Strange how as I read the stories I can see Denis reading them along side me


  3. Morgan Morgan says:

    This took me a little longer than I thought Readlike a collection of short stories than a collection on picture books I use to watch this show as a kid, so it was nice to revisit and to see the show isn t that much different The stories for some reason relaxed me I think most of it has to do with the illustrations, this type of story needs pictures.


  4. Akash Akash says:

    This book is the most important book that I have ever read in my entire life It is also one of the most important thing to me that I own This was the first book I got in relation to Thomas the Tank Engine I could go on and on about my backstory with Thomas, but I m afraid that it would be far too much to write For a while, I seem to have had a strange idea that the TV series was adapted into the books But I am proud to own this book containing the first twenty six volumes of The Railway Ser This book is the most important book that I have ever read in my entire life It is also one of the most important thing to me that I own This was the first book I got in relation to Thomas the Tank Engine I could go on and on about my backstory with Thomas, but I m afraid that it would be far too much to write For a while, I seem to have had a strange idea that the TV series was adapted into the books But I am proud to own this book containing the first twenty six volumes of The Railway Series.To be clear, the title The Complete Collection refers to the fact that these are all of the Reverend Wilbert Awdry s Railway Series books His son, Christopher, has written severalafterwards Though the book says Thomas the Tank Engine on it, these stories are not only about him, but also the rest of the Really Useful Engines on the Island of Sodor, with No 1 sometimes not appearing for a full book.It annoys me to see some of the reasons that people have given to dislike this book, some along the lines of the stories are too dark To be fair, the concept of scrapping is mentioned from time to time, but that is just how the stories were These are books written by a Christian priest who told the first three stories to his son who had measles These are the stories that began the massive, beautiful, and Really Useful phenomenon that we now know as Thomas the Tank Engine Friends For those who think the ten minute episodes are better because they are longer I ll have you know that the quality of the writing, illustrations, and the lessons of the 5 minute stories in this collection are astronomically superior some of the episodes we see today This is not to say that all of the TV stories are not good as there have been some very worthy adaptations from of the books and original stories in the TV series Even the humor in Awdry s stories, which I find similar to A A Milne s in Winnie the Pooh, is something that not only children would have a laugh about Here is an example from Duck and the Diesel Engine, featuring Duck and the Fat Controller having a chat about the rather stuck up big engines.TFC Duck, did you come up with these rude names D I only wish, sir If the dome fits TFC Ahem tries not to laugh Another thing is that people should stop harping about the name The Fat Controller Yes, it is referring to a man s rotund stature, but all the same it s a children s book, referring to a fictional controller If you prefer, while reading this, just say Sir Topham Hatt his actual name in your mind or out loud, if you are reading it.There is nobody whom I would not hesitate to recommend this to This is the sort of book that parents could read to their children, and still have a great time reading it These are the types of stories that those children will read and praise when they are older These are the stories that those children will tell their children.And even if the books stop being published, the legacy will never end


  5. Alistair Alistair says:

    A timeless classic that has influenced many, ever since the first book, The Three Railway Engines , was published in 1945, with the second book in 1946 entitled Thomas The Tank Engine , the Railway Series , or the Thomas the Tank Engine stories , as they are now called, has had an impact on the lives of many a child or adult, culminating in the Reverend s son, Christopher, continuing the range with sixteenbooks, the beginning of the hit series in 1984, and a devoted fanbase On a study A timeless classic that has influenced many, ever since the first book, The Three Railway Engines , was published in 1945, with the second book in 1946 entitled Thomas The Tank Engine , the Railway Series , or the Thomas the Tank Engine stories , as they are now called, has had an impact on the lives of many a child or adult, culminating in the Reverend s son, Christopher, continuing the range with sixteenbooks, the beginning of the hit series in 1984, and a devoted fanbase On a study of the text, the characters are simple, and easy for the reader to relate to, while representative of the many personalities of a human, such as cheeky Thomas, boastful Gordon, wise old Edward, and Devious Diesel, while the society is reflective of the period of publication, 1945 to 1972, through the patriarchal figure embodied in Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller In addition, the series intertwines several times with the real world, with real engines City of Truro, and Flying Scotsman, both famous record breaking engines, making appearances This is accompanied by one of Awdry s characters, Skarloey, revealing that he is the twin brother of Talyllyn, of the Talyllyn Railway in Wales, and how the series deals with the theme of retirement and death, through narratives based on existing issues, such as steam powered traction being replaced by diesel traction What is interesting is the manner in which these issues are covered The issue of being replaced by diesels is often merely hinted at in rivalries in stories such as Thomas and Bertie and Percy and Harold The theme of death by being scrapped becomes a minor, but key theme in books such as Enterprising Engines , in which, while Henry is jealous of having one tender in comparison to Flying Scotsman, who visited the island, because Gordon was mourning the death of engines of his build, and who needs two tenders due to a lack of coal and water on his railway, Douglas rescues a tank engine, Oliver, from being scrapped, and one of the visiting engines, Stepney the Bluebell Engine, of the Bluebell Railway, visits, famed, because he was one of the first engines who escaped being scrapped, by being preserved As a long standing, and ever willing reader of these stories, I recommend them to any parent whose child loves trains, or whose child likes the Thomas and Friends TV series


  6. Ulfherjar Ulfherjar says:

    A sturdy favourite of my youth, and now that of my little boy, having read through this whole collection together many times He can explain when you need a banking engine, and the difference between mainlines and branchlines and even thanks to James why damaged brakes leak on.They are great little tales, creating a wonderful and sadly bygone world Had these stories never been written I ll bet that not half as many steam locomotives would have been preserved today


  7. Cindi Cindi says:

    We ve been through this one with two boys and now number three is enthralled with the pictures and stories in this book The stories teach about consequences, working together, friendship, obedience and


  8. Janelle Janelle says:

    A gem of a book for my Thomas obsessed son I wish we still owned it, but we had to leave it behind when we moved home from overseas.


  9. Emmanuel Nevers Emmanuel Nevers says:

    Finishing this book has kind of been a goal since I was 8 Back in the early 2000 s I used to see this book at Barnes and nobles and could never afford it Fast forward to 2013 and I remembered how much I wanted to own this book so I tracked it down and finally today I finished reading it This book did not disappoint I loved all these original stories by Rev W Awdry and enjoyed experiencing the differences between them and the episodes of the TV series when I was little It blows my mind how Finishing this book has kind of been a goal since I was 8 Back in the early 2000 s I used to see this book at Barnes and nobles and could never afford it Fast forward to 2013 and I remembered how much I wanted to own this book so I tracked it down and finally today I finished reading it This book did not disappoint I loved all these original stories by Rev W Awdry and enjoyed experiencing the differences between them and the episodes of the TV series when I was little It blows my mind how little changes were made and how timeless these stories are I felt like I was five years old again And they are very well written and do not at all dumb down railroad operations but explain them accurately


  10. Mark Carlson Mark Carlson says:

    I grew up with the Tv Series, but this book, a much loved Christmas present, provided me with a look at the origins of the beloved stories, now 75 years old and still as wonderful to reread For first time readers, they will discover how different the current episodes are to the originals For one thing, the Island of Sodor becomes a well thought out and designed railway system built on real life events that happened on railways in England and elsewhere And, as you read on, you discover how it I grew up with the Tv Series, but this book, a much loved Christmas present, provided me with a look at the origins of the beloved stories, now 75 years old and still as wonderful to reread For first time readers, they will discover how different the current episodes are to the originals For one thing, the Island of Sodor becomes a well thought out and designed railway system built on real life events that happened on railways in England and elsewhere And, as you read on, you discover how it reflects the changing time periods, from early diesel traction to the preservation movements of steam engines and railways in the UK The Railway Series is a gateway to learning about real railways, and has provided me with much enjoyment over the years


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10 thoughts on “Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection

  1. Manny Manny says:

    The author of the Thomas books was a clergyman, and I m torn between two thoughts On the one hand, it s very tempting to believe that they are intended as Christian allegory On the other, an interpretation along those lines almost inevitably ends with the conclusion that the Fat Controller is God I m not a Christian, but even I find this a little blasphemous Or perhaps it just shows that I will never be a Really Useful Engine.Surely someone has done a detailed exegesis I ll confess that I a The author of the Thomas books was a clergyman, and I m torn between two thoughts On the one hand, it s very tempting to believe that they are intended as Christian allegory On the other, an interpretation along those lines almost inevitably ends with the conclusion that the Fat Controller is God I m not a Christian, but even I find this a little blasphemous Or perhaps it just shows that I will never be a Really Useful Engine.Surely someone has done a detailed exegesis I ll confess that I am, indeed, very curious about the details For example, the episode my kids liked most when they were at the appropriate age They unwisely fill Thomas up with water from the river He comes over feeling all funny, so they look in his storage tank Inspector, can you see fish My kids just loved that line, and they used to imitate Ringo Starr s pronunciation endlessly But what does it mean Christianity fish there has to be something there Why can t I see it

  2. Andrew Andrew says:

    This was a lotfun than I thought it would be and what really surprised me was I knew sort of a lot of the stories I guess they have been retold and referred to so many times that they have filtered through in to my memory and stuck there So on to the book this is a gloriously grand collection of all of the original stories along with the artwork that brought the various engines to life There are a short afterwards which covers of the Rev Awdry along with the two main artists who ill This was a lotfun than I thought it would be and what really surprised me was I knew sort of a lot of the stories I guess they have been retold and referred to so many times that they have filtered through in to my memory and stuck there So on to the book this is a gloriously grand collection of all of the original stories along with the artwork that brought the various engines to life There are a short afterwards which covers of the Rev Awdry along with the two main artists who illustrated and brought the island of Sodor and the various engines to life One thing that did catch me by surprise was that there was such a large array of engines now again I thought a lot of the engines were creations of the various TV and toy franchises trying to expand and increase their sales of the various characters but no a very large number of the engines where originals from the various stories So like I say when I read the various children books I still have so much to learn from the classics what ever they are But why read this book well for me it was another connection to my late uncle who to me lived for all things historical and natural history I remember he had a farspectacular version of this book and I remember being allowed to carefully read it when I was a small boy when we visited them Strange how as I read the stories I can see Denis reading them along side me

  3. Morgan Morgan says:

    This took me a little longer than I thought Readlike a collection of short stories than a collection on picture books I use to watch this show as a kid, so it was nice to revisit and to see the show isn t that much different The stories for some reason relaxed me I think most of it has to do with the illustrations, this type of story needs pictures.

  4. Akash Akash says:

    This book is the most important book that I have ever read in my entire life It is also one of the most important thing to me that I own This was the first book I got in relation to Thomas the Tank Engine I could go on and on about my backstory with Thomas, but I m afraid that it would be far too much to write For a while, I seem to have had a strange idea that the TV series was adapted into the books But I am proud to own this book containing the first twenty six volumes of The Railway Ser This book is the most important book that I have ever read in my entire life It is also one of the most important thing to me that I own This was the first book I got in relation to Thomas the Tank Engine I could go on and on about my backstory with Thomas, but I m afraid that it would be far too much to write For a while, I seem to have had a strange idea that the TV series was adapted into the books But I am proud to own this book containing the first twenty six volumes of The Railway Series.To be clear, the title The Complete Collection refers to the fact that these are all of the Reverend Wilbert Awdry s Railway Series books His son, Christopher, has written severalafterwards Though the book says Thomas the Tank Engine on it, these stories are not only about him, but also the rest of the Really Useful Engines on the Island of Sodor, with No 1 sometimes not appearing for a full book.It annoys me to see some of the reasons that people have given to dislike this book, some along the lines of the stories are too dark To be fair, the concept of scrapping is mentioned from time to time, but that is just how the stories were These are books written by a Christian priest who told the first three stories to his son who had measles These are the stories that began the massive, beautiful, and Really Useful phenomenon that we now know as Thomas the Tank Engine Friends For those who think the ten minute episodes are better because they are longer I ll have you know that the quality of the writing, illustrations, and the lessons of the 5 minute stories in this collection are astronomically superior some of the episodes we see today This is not to say that all of the TV stories are not good as there have been some very worthy adaptations from of the books and original stories in the TV series Even the humor in Awdry s stories, which I find similar to A A Milne s in Winnie the Pooh, is something that not only children would have a laugh about Here is an example from Duck and the Diesel Engine, featuring Duck and the Fat Controller having a chat about the rather stuck up big engines.TFC Duck, did you come up with these rude names D I only wish, sir If the dome fits TFC Ahem tries not to laugh Another thing is that people should stop harping about the name The Fat Controller Yes, it is referring to a man s rotund stature, but all the same it s a children s book, referring to a fictional controller If you prefer, while reading this, just say Sir Topham Hatt his actual name in your mind or out loud, if you are reading it.There is nobody whom I would not hesitate to recommend this to This is the sort of book that parents could read to their children, and still have a great time reading it These are the types of stories that those children will read and praise when they are older These are the stories that those children will tell their children.And even if the books stop being published, the legacy will never end

  5. Alistair Alistair says:

    A timeless classic that has influenced many, ever since the first book, The Three Railway Engines , was published in 1945, with the second book in 1946 entitled Thomas The Tank Engine , the Railway Series , or the Thomas the Tank Engine stories , as they are now called, has had an impact on the lives of many a child or adult, culminating in the Reverend s son, Christopher, continuing the range with sixteenbooks, the beginning of the hit series in 1984, and a devoted fanbase On a study A timeless classic that has influenced many, ever since the first book, The Three Railway Engines , was published in 1945, with the second book in 1946 entitled Thomas The Tank Engine , the Railway Series , or the Thomas the Tank Engine stories , as they are now called, has had an impact on the lives of many a child or adult, culminating in the Reverend s son, Christopher, continuing the range with sixteenbooks, the beginning of the hit series in 1984, and a devoted fanbase On a study of the text, the characters are simple, and easy for the reader to relate to, while representative of the many personalities of a human, such as cheeky Thomas, boastful Gordon, wise old Edward, and Devious Diesel, while the society is reflective of the period of publication, 1945 to 1972, through the patriarchal figure embodied in Sir Topham Hatt, the Fat Controller In addition, the series intertwines several times with the real world, with real engines City of Truro, and Flying Scotsman, both famous record breaking engines, making appearances This is accompanied by one of Awdry s characters, Skarloey, revealing that he is the twin brother of Talyllyn, of the Talyllyn Railway in Wales, and how the series deals with the theme of retirement and death, through narratives based on existing issues, such as steam powered traction being replaced by diesel traction What is interesting is the manner in which these issues are covered The issue of being replaced by diesels is often merely hinted at in rivalries in stories such as Thomas and Bertie and Percy and Harold The theme of death by being scrapped becomes a minor, but key theme in books such as Enterprising Engines , in which, while Henry is jealous of having one tender in comparison to Flying Scotsman, who visited the island, because Gordon was mourning the death of engines of his build, and who needs two tenders due to a lack of coal and water on his railway, Douglas rescues a tank engine, Oliver, from being scrapped, and one of the visiting engines, Stepney the Bluebell Engine, of the Bluebell Railway, visits, famed, because he was one of the first engines who escaped being scrapped, by being preserved As a long standing, and ever willing reader of these stories, I recommend them to any parent whose child loves trains, or whose child likes the Thomas and Friends TV series

  6. Ulfherjar Ulfherjar says:

    A sturdy favourite of my youth, and now that of my little boy, having read through this whole collection together many times He can explain when you need a banking engine, and the difference between mainlines and branchlines and even thanks to James why damaged brakes leak on.They are great little tales, creating a wonderful and sadly bygone world Had these stories never been written I ll bet that not half as many steam locomotives would have been preserved today

  7. Cindi Cindi says:

    We ve been through this one with two boys and now number three is enthralled with the pictures and stories in this book The stories teach about consequences, working together, friendship, obedience and

  8. Janelle Janelle says:

    A gem of a book for my Thomas obsessed son I wish we still owned it, but we had to leave it behind when we moved home from overseas.

  9. Emmanuel Nevers Emmanuel Nevers says:

    Finishing this book has kind of been a goal since I was 8 Back in the early 2000 s I used to see this book at Barnes and nobles and could never afford it Fast forward to 2013 and I remembered how much I wanted to own this book so I tracked it down and finally today I finished reading it This book did not disappoint I loved all these original stories by Rev W Awdry and enjoyed experiencing the differences between them and the episodes of the TV series when I was little It blows my mind how Finishing this book has kind of been a goal since I was 8 Back in the early 2000 s I used to see this book at Barnes and nobles and could never afford it Fast forward to 2013 and I remembered how much I wanted to own this book so I tracked it down and finally today I finished reading it This book did not disappoint I loved all these original stories by Rev W Awdry and enjoyed experiencing the differences between them and the episodes of the TV series when I was little It blows my mind how little changes were made and how timeless these stories are I felt like I was five years old again And they are very well written and do not at all dumb down railroad operations but explain them accurately

  10. Mark Carlson Mark Carlson says:

    I grew up with the Tv Series, but this book, a much loved Christmas present, provided me with a look at the origins of the beloved stories, now 75 years old and still as wonderful to reread For first time readers, they will discover how different the current episodes are to the originals For one thing, the Island of Sodor becomes a well thought out and designed railway system built on real life events that happened on railways in England and elsewhere And, as you read on, you discover how it I grew up with the Tv Series, but this book, a much loved Christmas present, provided me with a look at the origins of the beloved stories, now 75 years old and still as wonderful to reread For first time readers, they will discover how different the current episodes are to the originals For one thing, the Island of Sodor becomes a well thought out and designed railway system built on real life events that happened on railways in England and elsewhere And, as you read on, you discover how it reflects the changing time periods, from early diesel traction to the preservation movements of steam engines and railways in the UK The Railway Series is a gateway to learning about real railways, and has provided me with much enjoyment over the years

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