Thomas the Tank Engine ManualHardback
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- Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 40 pages
- Dimensions: 217mm x 279mm x 10mm | 360g
- Publication date: 24 September 2009
- Publication City/Country: Somerset
- ISBN 10: 1844258351
- ISBN 13: 9781844258352
- Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 7,563
Aimed at the 3-8 age group, this innovative book applies the Haynes treatment to one of the most popular children's characters. Inspired by the world-famous Haynes manuals, this book explains how Thomas works, how his driver operates him, and how the engineers of the Sodor railway keep him in tip-top condition. Some of Thomas' friends also feature, with Henry's overhaul, for example, offering the chance for young readers to see how a steam engine is taken apart and refitted. This brightly designed book will delight children and parents alike.
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Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of information books for children, and he has written more than 150 titles for schools, libraries and the book trade. Much of his work has involved explaining technical subjects clearly for young readers.
Table of contents
Fabulous cutaway drawings of Thomas and some of his friends. Illustrated guides including 'How a steam engine works' and 'Driving Thomas'. Fascinating facts about the other engines, trucks and carriages of Sodor. How railways work, including tracks, points, signals. Old and new engines: a potted history of railway engines from the first steam to the modern express trains. Thomas's Really Useful Words: an illustrated glossary of train words.