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A Cow on the Line and Other Thomas the Tank Engine Stories (Thomas & Friends)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  78 ratings  ·  11 reviews
In the title story, Gordon and Henry laugh at Edward when some cows break his train. But when a cow blocks the line several days later, it's Edward who has the last laugh. Also included are "Double Trouble," "Old Iron," and "Percy Takes the Plunge."

From the Trade Paperback edition.
ebook, 63 pages
Published December 22nd 2010 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published November 18th 1991)
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If I'm going to read a book with ponderously stretched story lines, I'd expect to at least feel like I've gained a better understanding of the characters involved. But by the end of these four tales, I feel no closer to anyone involved. I'm okay with the train system becoming outdated, abandoned, and ultimately scrapped. Because I'm never sold on these trains as being sympathetic characters, despite their tribulations and conflicts.

And this is how cars became the dominant form of transportation.
Um, these are three stories were based on the original Thomas stories by Rev. Awdry. The very basic story still exists, but much of the interplay between the engines is gone. And is needed. Any of the original charm has been edited out. The illustrations are fun, though.
Sarah Adamson
A triple book continuing three stories - not the originals! As with all Thomas books, the little engine has some mad adventures and is quite naughty and proud. It all works out in the end although I usually add a clearer explanation about what was naughty and why to make sure my little engine doesn't follow the bad examples!
Wooden Horse
This is one of the older titles. It features the "stop action" figure illustrations and dense text. As with all the Thomas stories our favorite part is acting out the expressions of the trains.
My son loved the Thomas the Train Engine for awhile. We read most of his books. Great use of illustration
Too long for my boys when they were 3-years old...edited out a lot of parts.
Too many words and the pictures are simply those of a train set.
All Thomas stories receive 5 stars from Frank. Nothing compares...
early reader based on the thomas the tank engine stories
Holly E Trujillo
The story line was choppy
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Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE, was an English clergyman, railway enthusiast and children's author, better known as the Reverend W. Awdry and creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, who starred in Awdry's acclaimed Railway Series.

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