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Spencer (Thomas Story Library) Paperback – 5 Sep 2005
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About the Author
Reverend Wilbert Awdry was born in Hampshire in 1911. He grew up close to the railway and was convinced that the steam engines all had different personalities. He used to imagine conversations between them. Later when he was grown up and his son Christopher became ill with measles, Wilbert invented the Thomas stories to entertain him. Christopher kept asking for more stories and Wilbert began writing them. The first of the railway series was published in 1945. Awdry wrote 26 Railway books in total before Christopher took over the series. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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He won't take Gordon's advice to fill up with water before attempting to get over Gordon's hill - ultimately leading to his having to be rescued by Gordon when he runs out [of water].
Spencer and a Sodor engine are to both go to the Duke and Duchess' summer house one day - and the Sodor engines are excited a the prospect of a race to see who is the fastest. They aren't quite so jubilant when the Fat Controller chooses Edward as the Sodor engine to go to the summer house. What follows is a "Tortoise and Hare" affair - and slow, steady Edward beats Spencer who decides to have a nap halfway through the race.
It's quite good - my son loves Spencer and there's plenty of pictures with him in them. He'll choose this one himself if given the chance.
Nice illustrations and a tough little book - as per usual.
It all ends up with a race between Spencer and Edward to the summer house which ends nicely.