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Thomas Pop-Up Book Collection

Artist Clive Spong illustrated this series of small hardcover "pop-up" books (14.5 x 13.5 cm) of the Rev. and Christopher Awdry's Railway Series stories - sneak peak, book covers and publishing information provided below with thanks to Callum Walker.

Pop Up Book: The Flying Kipper - Henry the Green Engine Inside of Pop-Up book: Thomas the Tank Engine and the Tractor (1984) Pop Up Book: Bertie the Bus and Thomas the Tank Engine
The Flying Kipper and Henry the Green Engine
The Rev. W. Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0718200470
# ISBN-13: 978-0718200473
Heinemann Young Books (Sep 1983)
An examble of the pop-up book format showing Clive Spong's detailed artwork - from Thomas the Tank Engine and the Tractor (right) Thomas the Tank Engine and Bertie the Bus
The Rev. W. Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0718200489
# ISBN-13: 978-0718200480
Heinemann Young Books (Sep 1983)
Pop Up Book: Thomas the Tank Engine and the Tractor Pop Up Book: Henry the Green Engine and the Elephant Pop Up Book: Henry the Green Engine Gets Out Pop Up Book: Thomas the Tank Engine Goes Fishing
Thomas the Tank Engine and the Tractor
The Rev. W. Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0434927449
# ISBN-13: 978-0434927449
Heinemann Young Books (15 Jun 1984)
Henry the Green Engine and the Elephant
The Rev. W. Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0434926191
# ISBN-13: 978-0434926190
Heinemann Young Books (15 Jun 1984)
Henry the Green Engine Gets Out
The Rev. W. Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0434926213
# ISBN-13: 978-0434926213
Heinemann Young Books (15 Jun 1984)
Thomas the Tank Engine goes Fishing
The Rev. W. Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0434927759
# ISBN-13: 978-0434927753
Heinemann Young Books (Aug 1986)
Pop Up Book: James the Red Engine and the Troublesome Trucks Pop up Book: Percy the small Engine Takes the Plunge Pop up book: James the Red Engine and the Signal Pop up Book: Percy the small Engine and the Scarf
James the Red Engine and the Troublesome Trucks
The Rev. W. Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0718208536
# ISBN-13: 978-0718208530
Heinemann Young Books (Nov 1984)
Percy the Small Engine Takes the Plunge
The Rev. W. Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0434927457
# ISBN-13: 978-0434927456
Heinemann Young Books (Aug 1986)
James the Red Engine and the Signal
Christopher Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0434978078
# ISBN-13: 978-0434978078
Ted Smart (1994)
Percy the Small Engine and the Scarf
The Rev. W. Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0679869956
# ISBN-13: 978-0679869955
Egmont Books Ltd; 1st American Ed edition (31 Dec 1995)

Thomas "Little Pops" Collection

The pop-up books above were rebranded and published by Random House as "Little Pops" in the U.S.A. during the mid-1990's - a few examples provided below courtesy of Callum.

Little Pops: Thomas the Tank Engine Catches a Thief Little Pops: Thomas the Tank Engine and the Scrambled Eggs
Thomas the Tank Engine Catches a Thief
Christopher Awdry
# ISBN-10: 0679869948
# ISBN-13: 978-0679869948
Random House Books for Young Readers (31 Dec 1995)
Thomas the Tank Engine and the Scrambled Eggs
Christopher Awdry
# ISBN-10: 067986993X
# ISBN-13: 978-0679869931
Random House Books for Young Readers (31 Dec 1995)

Grolier Thomas the Tank Engine Book Club Collection
Grolier Books initiated the Thomas the Tank Engine Book Club during the period of 1994-95. The 30 volume set contained individual stories from the Railway Series mostly penned by the Rev. Awdry, with the latter two by son Christopher. The books were a little larger than the original classic RWS books at 26.6 x 16cm. A complete gallery of the Grolier book covers are featured below (with thanks to Callum Walker).


Railway Series Miniatures Collection

Four tiny compact paperback RWS volumes were tucked away inside an equally tiny slipcase (3.5in x 2.5in) and sold in in the UK and U.S.A. during the 1990's. Slipcase covers below courtesy Callum Walker.

Railway Series Miniatures (UK Edition) Railway Series Miniatures (USA Edition)
Heinemann Young Books (21 May 1990)
# ISBN-10: 0434976121
# ISBN-13: 978-0434976126
Random House Children’s Books (1994)
# ISBN-10: 0679861645
# ISBN-13: 978-0679861645

The Slipcase contains the following mini-books
The Three Railway Engines
Thomas the Tank Engine
James the Red Engine
Percy the Small Engine


Special Anniversary Editions

Egmont Books published a Special 60th Anniversary edition of Thomas the Tank Engine in 2005 which featured the original Reginald Payne illustrations. The 2010 65th Anniversary volume is housed in an attractive slipcase, and includes a detailed history of the Railway Series in the book's Preface. (Pictures below from Callum's collection)

60th Anniversary Edition of Thomas the Tank Engine (2005) 65th Anniversary Edition of Thomas the Tank Engine (2010)
Thomas the Tank Engine
60th Anniversary Edition

Thomas the Tank Engine
65th Anniversary Edition
Egmont Books (2005)
ISBN-10: 1405220007
ISBN-13: 978-1405220002
Egmont Books (2010)
ISBN-10: 1405252685
ISBN-13: 978-1405252683

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