This very first book about the now famous engines was originally published in 1945. Here are the original four stories about kind, hard-working Edward, proud Gordon, and fussy Henry. Watchful readers will recognize a very popular little blue engine hiding in one of the pictures . . . waiting for his own book.Awdry, Wilbert V. is the author of 'Three Railway Engines' with ISBN 9780718200008 and ISBN 0718200004.