The Little Fire Engine

The Little Fire Engine

by Graham Greene
     
 

The story of one brave little fire engine and his driver by Graham Greene and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.

     One day a shiny new fire engine arrives in Little Snoreing and Sam Trolley and the old-fashioned little fire engine are told they are not needed anymore. But one evening a fire breaks out and all the new firemen are

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The story of one brave little fire engine and his driver by Graham Greene and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone.

     One day a shiny new fire engine arrives in Little Snoreing and Sam Trolley and the old-fashioned little fire engine are told they are not needed anymore. But one evening a fire breaks out and all the new firemen are busy. Will the little fire engine be able to save the day?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385089081
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1973
Pages:
48
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

GRAHAM GREENE was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

EDWARD ARDIZZONE was born in 1900 and brought up in Suffolk. As a young boy he was fascinated by the vibrancy of the small Suffolk ports such as Ipswich, then frequented by the coastal steamers that travelled from port to port, which later became his inspiration for his Little Tim series. He was appointed official war artist in 1940 by Sir Kenneth Clark, director of the National Gallery, London, 1933-1945. Between 1929 and his death in 1979 Ardizzone illustrated a large number of books, including Graham Greene's The Little Train series, and wrote and illustrated mnay more including the well-loved Little Tim series.

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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 2, 1904
Date of Death:
April 3, 1991
Place of Birth:
Berkhamsted, England
Place of Death:
Vevey, Switzerland
Education:
Balliol College, Oxford

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