The Little Engine That Could

by Piper, Watty

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.

The Little Engine that Could is an American fairytale that gained popularity and became a classic children’s book in 1930 when published by Platt & Munk under the pen name Watty Piper. An earlier version of the story was printed in the New York Tribune in 1906, and in the same year in a Sunday School publication Wellspring for Young People under the title “Thinking One Can.” The 1954 Platt & Munk version with illustrations by George and Doris Hauman is the best-known version of this book.

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The Little Engine That Could (Never Grow Old Stories)

by Piper, Watty [Munk, Arnold]; Bragg, Mabel C

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1930
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The Little Engine That Could ( 3 COPIES!!) No. 358 First Editions1930

by Mabel C. Bragg - Retold (edited) by Watty Piper

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The Little Engine That Could (YES.... 3 COPIES!!) Platt & Munk Co., No. 358 Retold by Watty Piper 2 (both) are First Edition, First printing 'A' variants, 1930. According to expert Stan Zielinski in his website on collecting childrens books. The third copy is a 3rd edition with no copyright statement to… Read more
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The Little Engine That Could.

by Piper, Watty.

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The Little Engine that Could

by Watty Piper

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1930
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The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper

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1930
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The Little Engine That Could

by Piper, Watty

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1930
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the little engine that could(second printing)

by watty piper

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Little Engine That Could

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The Little Engine that Could

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1930
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The Little Engine That Could

by Piper, Watty

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9780843141467
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The Little Engine That Could

by Piper, Watty

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1998
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The Little Engine That Could

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The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper

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1930
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The Little Engine That Could

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The Little Engine That Could: 60th Anniversary Edition

by Piper, Watty

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The Little Engine That Could

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The Little Engine That Could

by Piper Watty

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The Little Engine That Could

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The little engine that could

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LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

by PIPER WATTY

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LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

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The Little Engine That Could: Deluxe Edition

by Piper, Watty

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The Little Engine That Could: Deluxe Edition

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LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

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The Little Engine That Could: Deluxe Edition

by Piper, Watty

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LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

by PIPER WATTY

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The Little Engine That Could

by Piper, Watty

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1961
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Hardcover. 24 pp. Platt & Munk, New York (1961). Later Reprint of the 1930 First Edition. No DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked except for PO name on FFEP. Boards are straight and sharp, very lightly soiled. Spine ends bumped. Very Good+ to NF. More photos on request. Shipped in a box within a box, in bubble wrap, with a… Read more
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The Little Engine that Could

by Watty Piper

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1930
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The little engine that could

by Piper, Watty

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The Little Engine That Could: 60th Anniversary Edition

by Piper, Watty

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The Little Engine That Could: 60th Anniversary Edition

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The Little Engine That Could: 60th Anniversary Edition

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The Little Engine That Could: 60th Anniversary Edition

by Piper, Watty

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The Little Engine That Could: 3-dimensional Play Settings (Playland Book)

by Piper, Watty

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9780698120136
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The Little Engine That Could

by Piper, Watty

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1988
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The Little Engine That Could ( from the Pony Engine By Mabel C Bragg, ) Illustrated By George & Doris Hauman, Children, Oblong Yellow Cloth Hardcover with Black Illustration of Train with Clown on Top

by Piper, Watty, Illustrated By George & Doris Hauman In Color . Illustrated Color Endpapers of 4 Trains on Railroad Tracks in Country Setting. Color Frontispiece of Train in Country With Smoke Coming Out & Carrying a Clown in Green & White Trimm

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1945
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The Little Engine That Could

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The Little Engine that Could: A Storybook and Wind-Up Train/Dutton Motorbook

by Piper, Watty

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The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper

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1930
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The Little Engine That Could

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1930
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The Little Engine That Could

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THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

by Watty Piper

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1987
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The Little engine That Could

by Piper, Watty

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1989
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9780448473734
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The Little Engine That Could

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1961
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THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

by Watty Piper

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1930
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THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD

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2005
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the Little Engine That Could

by piper, Watty

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1998
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