The Little Engine That Could (Hardcover)

By Watty Piper, Pseud, Loren Long (Illustrator)
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Everyone loves "The Little Engine That Could, " that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain.

Now the great Loren Long ("Otis; Of Thee I Sing") has brilliantly re-illustrated this classic story, bringing it exuberantly to life for today's child. Get on board for the publishing event of the year.

About the Author

Watty Piper's classic The Little Engine That Could has delighted and encouraged children for more than seventy years.

Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown, including the "New York Times" bestselling "Smash, Crash!", and the author of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!", the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book "The Stinky Cheese Man", and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of, a literacy initiative for boys.

Praise For…

"Long pays respectful homage to George and Doris Hauman's compositions in his visual interpretation of the classic tale of determination and perseverance…. Yet the artist adds a lushness to the spreads and injects even more personality into the characters…Both faithful fans and newcomers will enjoy this triumphant ride and eagerly climb aboard for repeat excursions." -Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Long has enriched this new edition with bountiful illustrations that take their palette and inspiration from the original, but are greatly enhanced by imagination and inventiveness….[T]his will travel proudly next to the one that first thought it could." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780399244674
ISBN-10: 0399244670
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: September 27th, 2005
Pages: 48
Language: English