Reviewed by Debbie Douglas
This book is one of a series written by Christopher Vine about the adventures of Peter and his Grandpa. This particular book is based on the true story of a railway crash near Lunan Bay in 1958.
Craig found it very exciting that this story actually happened. I felt this book had a great mix of things in it, including history, adventure and the best as far as my six year old son was concerned were the technical pages. I couldn’t believe he was telling me how vacuum brakes work! Amazing!
It has been a long time since my son has asked for a particular story to be read to him at bedtime but this book was requested for the 3 nights it took us to read it and then again to hear the end as it was so exciting finding the rivets.
This is one of a lovey series of stories for any little girl or boy who have perhaps outgrown Thomas & Friends but still love their trains. The book is beautifully illustrated with 20 watercolours. Craig has already picked out the next adventure he would like to get. Wonderful to hear and I can’t wait to read it either.
Age range 6 to 12 years.
Paperback, 48 pages with 20 watercolour pictures by John Wardle.
Available to buy from Peter’s Railway here.