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  • Published: 15 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857551603
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $42.99

The Little Steamroller




This best-loved classic tells the story of a brave little steamroller and how he thwarted an infamous smuggling gang.

Every day the Little Steamroller works at London Airport clearing the runways for the aeroplanes and every day the people on the gate make fun of him. But they do not know of the time that this little steamroller defeated the Black Hand Gang - the infamous smuggling ring. This is his story.


THE LITTLE STEAMROLLER is one of the four titles in the LITTLE TRAIN series which were written by Graham Green and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone. First published by The Bodley Head in 1974, this new edition brings the classic little steamroller back to life for a whole new generation.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857551603
  • Imprint: Jonathan Cape
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $42.99

About the Authors

Graham Greene

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

Edward Ardizzone

Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979) illustrated over 200 books and was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for Tim All Alone. He was awarded the CBE in 1971.


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