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Thomas often sees his young friends standing by the stream fishing. It looks like so much fun that Thomas wants to go fishing too. One day, he runs out of steam and his driver fills his boiler from the stream. And soon, Thomas' boiler is what the driver is fishing in! In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small, blue, wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, the Reverend W Awdry, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945.From the Trade Paperback edition.



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Rev. W. Awdry

Wilbert Vere Awdry OBE (15 June 1911 - 21 March 1997) was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast and children's author. Better known as the Reverend W. Awdry, he was the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, the central figure in his acclaimed Railway Series.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Optimist on the run, 1988 / , via Wikimedia Commons.



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