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. He continued to create new adventures and characters until 1972 when he retired from writing. Reverend Awdry died in 1997 at age 85.
There are knights, castles, long-lost treasureand new friends on the Island of Sodor in this brand-new movie, King of the Railway
, starring Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. Train-obsessed little boys ages 37 will have a Really Useful time painting images from the story using the eight bright colors and paintbrush that come with the book.