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This best-loved classic tells the story of a brave little train and his adventure to a big new world where the express trains go.

Early one morning the little train wakes up in his home town, Little Snoreing, and decides to go on an adventure. He chugs and puffs his way through villages, past castles and over bridges.

But soon he gets tired, and the big city is a bit scary… there’s only one thing for it; he’ll have to head back!

THE LITTLE TRAIN, Graham Greene’s first children’s book, was originally published in 1946 with Ardizzone's illustrations commissioned 28 year later. First published by The Bodley Head in 1974, this new edition brings the classic little train back to life for a whole new generation.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781782952817

    June 13, 2016

    Red Fox

    48 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Hardback

    9780857551597

    September 15, 2014

    Jonathan Cape

    48 pages

    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Graham Greene

The Little Horse Bus
The Little Fire Engine
The Third Man
The Little Steamroller
Reflections
The Captain and the Enemy
Travels With My Aunt
The Return Of A. J. Raffles
In Search Of a Character
The Spy's Bedside Book
Stamboul Train
The Honorary Consul
A Burnt Out Case
The Comedians
The End Of The Affair
The Lawless Roads
The Collected Plays
It's A Battlefield
Journey Without Maps
The Confidential Agent
Loser Takes All
The Third Man and the Fallen Idol
Twenty-One Stories
England Made Me

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The Tale of the Castle Mice
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The Dinosaur That Pooped The Past!
The Little Steamroller
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A Summery Saturday Morning
The Tale Of Kitty In Boots
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The Pets You Get!