The Little Engine That Could by Loren Long

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THE ALL-TIME CLASSIC, RE-ILLUSTRATED BY THE CREATOR OF OTIS!

Everyone loves The Little Engine That Could, that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain.

Now the great Loren Long (Otis; Of Thee I Sing) has brilliantly re-illustrated this classic story, bringing it exuberantly to life for today’s child. Get on board for the publishing event of the year.

 

About Loren Long

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Loren Long grew up in Lexington, Kentucky. He pursued graduate-level studies at the American Academy of Art in Chicago after graduating with a BA in Graphic Design/Art Studio from the University of Kentucky. After graduation Long worked as an illustrator for a greeting card company in Cincinnati before beginning his career as a freelance illustrator. Since then, Long has received numerous accolades for his fluid WPA painting style. He has been awarded two gold medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York, and has been frequently selected for their annual exhibition and book. His work has also appeared in many other major annual exhibitions such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, Step By Step Graphics and Print. Long's clients include Time Magazine, Reader's Digest, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Atlantic Monthly, Boy's Life, Land's End, Sports Illustrated and HBO. He has also illustrated book covers for numerous publishers and has recently concentrated on illustrating books for young readers where his work has garnered much recognition and praise. Recent awards/accolades: 2002 The United Nations chose to hang in their lobby Long's painting of a firefighter in action, along with 21 other selections from the Prevailing Human Spirit Show at the Society of Illustrators. 2003 Recipient of the Golden Kite Award for picture book illustration, presented by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for I Dream of Trains. The book was also selected as one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2003. 2004 Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award. Illustrates New York Times #1 best-seller, Mr. Peabody's Apples To learn more about Loren Long and his books, go to www.lorenlong.com
 
Published March 30, 2012 by PHILOMEL. 60 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A genuine meme came into the language from this beloved story, now reaching its fourth generation of children.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Little Engine That Could

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Long (I Dream of Trains ) pays respectful homage to George and Doris Hauman's compositions in his visual interpretation of the classic tale of determination a

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The pièce de résistance is the brave Little Blue Engine that could, with bright blue eyes in place of windows, a wide smile and—while chugging up that daunting mountain—a pink tongue protruding from her mouth.

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The paper-over-board Little Engine That Could Storybook Treasury begins with the original story by Watty Piper, illus.

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When the happy engine breaks down, a toy clown asks other engines to pull the train over the mountain, with no success, until the cheerful Little Engine says, "I think I can."

Apr 28 2014 | Read Full Review of The Little Engine That Could

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