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First edition. Published by Andre Deutsch, London in 1979.


The book is in very good condition, with only minimal discolouration to the dust jacket that does not impact on the same illustrated boards underneath (which are in excellent condition). The book is written and illustrated in full colour by the author, David McPhail. 


The Train is about a young boy called Matthew, who climbs out of bed one night to fix his broken train, he is delighted to find that his favorite toy has come to life. A warm, satisfying, and quietly humorous tale; perfect for bedtime reading. 


McPhail is an award-winning author and illustrator of nearly 200 books beloved by children, parents and librarians across the United States.

The Train by David McPhail

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