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  • Published: 13 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781782952817
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $23.00

The Little Train




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.

  • Pub date: 13 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9781782952817
  • Imprint: Red Fox
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48
  • RRP: $23.00

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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