The Little Engine: The Original Tale from 1920

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Kurtz, John
By (author): Miller, Olive Beaupre
Series: Children's Classic Collections
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / Classics
  JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / General
  JUVENILE FICTION / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Publisher: Racehorse for Young Readers
Published: November 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 10.00in x 8.00in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The original, classic motivational tale with stunning new art in a handsome edition.
The Little Engine is a classic fairytale that all children should know. Originally written in the early 20th century, the story is one of perseverance and confidence. You and your child can now read this original children's classic with this new edition full of colorful illustrations.

The Little Engine follows a little train engine who takes up the task of carrying a large train up a massive hill-a task that larger and more accomplished engines refused to do. The little engine huffs and puffs his way up the hill, struggling to carry his heavy load. However, he is positive and confident the whole way and ends up succeeding in his mission, making it over the crest of the hill and down the other side.

Reading about the results of positivity, and perseverance in this beautiful new edition of The Little Engine will leave your child (and you) feeling confident and thinking "I think I can, I think I can" all day long!
Biographical NoteOlive Kennon Beaupré was an American writer born in 1883. Olive first began writing stories and poems for her daughter and was encouraged by her husband to publish them. After having her first works published by P.F. Volland Company, Olive founded The Book House for Children with her husband in 1919, where she could publish children's stories to her own standards. One of Olive's most famous works was her six-volume collection of My Book House, which was the first collection to be graded to meet the developing needs and abilities of children of different ages.

John Kurtz is a Napa, California native currently residing in Georgia with his wife Sandrina and family. John is a self-taught illustrator, and has a vast portfolio including art and illustrations for children's books, advertising, education, and television for clients all across the US and Europe, including Sesame Street and Disney.