King of the Railway by Wilbert AwdryAt least the kids wont understand the implications.
A friend once described to me every Thomas the Tank Engine plot as, Thomas doesnt listen to instructions and he gets in trouble. As a variation on the theme, this one is Thomas breaks a promise and somebody else gets in trouble, and Thomas saves the day. This book is weird in that it brings up some worrisome questions. Seriously, I never really thought about the universe of Thomas the Tank Engine until I read this book. Theres a scene where theres a train who is in a crate. They open the crate, and his wood was worn and he had rust holes in his boiler. And he says Surprise! and they fix him up. What I want to know is: how long has that train been in that crate? Was he aware the whole time? Thats like solitary confinement. Thats horrifying. A kid wouldnt notice that, but Im really disturbed by it, to think that this poor old train was just stuck, not being able to move, inside this box for god knows how long. I really dont understand this.
At any rate, people wouldnt actually get in trouble in this story if it werent for the Troublesome Trucks, who apparently almost kill the other train, basically. I dont know if trains can die in this universe, but at the end he is too weak to call out. So, if Thomas hadnt coincidentally found him, he would presumably have died from lack of fuel. I dont even know. What happens to a train in a situation like that? This book makes me think a lot more about this universe than I really ever wanted to.
There is a castle on the Island of Sodor, and an earl is fixing it up. An old train comes and the earl says, Ive got a special job for him. But promise not to tell him. And Thomas says, I wont tell him, and then tells him. I guess all the trains are insatiably curious, because the train wanders around wondering what his job could be. He ends up getting shoved into a mine and trapped by a cave-in, but thankfully Thomas finds him and rescues him. In the process, the old train manages to find the lost crown of King Godred.
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Sign in. The star of " The Boys " has a great Watchlist that she can't stop re-watching. Watch now. This special shows you how he became the Fat Controller's number one engine. Thomas goes to the Great Railway Show and competes with some of the world's finest locomotives. Shiver me timbers. Surprises await Thomas and his friends as they dig up their most daring adventure yet.
King of the Railway is the Thomas& Friends special. You may be looking for 'the book, the Sticker activity book, the movie storybook or the UK book'.
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