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A Crack in the Track: A Thomas the Tank Engine Story
Contributor(s): Gerver, Jane E., Stubbs, Tommy (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0375812466     ISBN-13: 9780375812460
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: November 2001
Annotation: What does it take to bring the entire Island of Sodor Railway System to a halt? Just a crack in the track. Well, a crack in the track and some hail on rail . . . and a toad in the road, and a fuss on the bus. In fact, one thing leads to another until just about everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Luckily, there's a breakdown train with a couple of cranes that can fix a big mess (and they don't mind the rain).

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Railroad trains; Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Media Tie-in
- Juvenile Fiction | Transportation
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 00053330
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Thomas & Friends
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.25" H x 6.75" W x 0.50" (0.50 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 171414
Reading Level: 2.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Contributor Bio(s): In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small blue wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, 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 the age of 85.

Tommy Stubbs is an illustrator. His works include The Birthday Express!, A Crack in the Track, and Blue Mountain Mystery.