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THOMAS The Tank Engine

Owners' Workshop Manual 1945 onwards (all aboard)
Chris Oxlade
Out Now

After more than 60 years of service for Sodor Island Railway, Thomas The Tank Engine finally has an owners' workshop manual to be published by Haynes. Part of the company's growing Children's Range, the Thomas The Tank Engine Owners' Workshop Manual follows the highly illustrated, easy to understand format of the world famous Haynes manuals but is aimed at the 3 to 7 age group.

For the first time, children can see fabulous cutaway drawings of Thomas and his friends and learn fascinating facts about the rolling stock of Sodor Island Railway. Thomas The Tank Engine Owners' Workshop Manual shows how a steam train is built and how a steam engine and a railway system work. Fun to read thanks to its bright design, the Thomas The Tank Engine Owners' Workshop Manual is also educational and as such will find favour among parents.

The best selling Haynes' format of clear, concise information complemented by many drawings and photographs was first applied to car and motorcycle owners' manuals but now extends to everything from washing machine manuals to a Fender Statocaster Manual.

J Haynes Managing Director, Haynes Publishing says: "When I was a child I was fascinated by Thomas The Tank Engine and his friends and always wanted to know how they worked. It's a bit late for me but as a parent myself I'm sure this new manual will delight today's young children and parents alike. It is a sign of the everlasting appeal of Thomas."

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of information books for children and has written more than 150 titles for schools, libraries and the book trade. Much of his work has involved explaining technical subjects clearly for young readers.

Author Chris Oxlade is available for interview.

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