Watty Piper (1888 – 1957)

Watty Piper was the pen name of Arnold Munk, co-owner of the publishing house Platt & Munk in New York City.

In 1930 Platt & Munk published 'The Little Engine that Could' - at story that had been circulating as a kind of American fairytale since the early 1900s, inspiring children to believe in themselves with the motto, "I think I can."

Books by Watty Piper