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  • Published: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780399173875
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

The Little Engine That Could




The all-time classic about the little engine and his timeless refrain, 'I think I can . . . I think I can . . .'

The all-time classic about the little engine and his timeless refrain, 'I think I can . . . I think I can . . .'
'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

'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.' Kirkus Reviews, starred review
You can visit Loren Long at  www.LorenLong.com
 

  • Pub date: 24 June 2015
  • ISBN: 9780399173875
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Authors

Watty Piper

Watty Piper is the pseudonym of Arnold Munk, author behind the classic retelling of The Little Engine That Could and cofounder of Platt & Munk Publishers (now part of Grosset & Dunlap.)  Munk's retelling of the beloved children's tale has sold millions of copies since its 1930 publication and inspired generations to believe they can. 

Loren Long

Loren Long is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the re-creation of the childhood classic The Little Engine That Could and Madonna's Mr. Peabody's Apples. He has illustrated many other favourites, including Frances Ward Weller's The Day the Animals Came.

Loren has fond memories of creating paper boats with his brothers on rainy days and following them as they floated down the gutters. It was these memories that drew him to illustrate Toy Boat.

Loren lives near Cincinnati, USA with his wife and two sons, all frequent visitors to his studio, where they see the art and hear the stories first.


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