New York: Platt and Munk, 1954. First Thus. Oblong octavo (18x20cm); bright blue leatherette with tipped-on color illustration; [40pp]. Soiling and light handling wear; chipping to heel of spine; small tear to edge of pages 7-8; ownership inscription on title page; else Very Good+.
The Silver Anniversary (1954) edition of this classic children's book is completely rebound and revised, with new, iconic illustrations by George and Doris Hauman. The first Platt and Munk version was published in 1930, a retelling of Mabel C. Bragg's "The Pony Engine" (1916), which itself has roots in other similar works. Since then, this story's resonating "I think I can" message has seen many more editions and adaptations, including songs, toys, a real touring train, and two feature films.