New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1959. First American Edition. Slim quarto (26cm); light green pictorial cloth, stamped in black, in yellow pictorial dustwrapper; pp. Boards and dustwrapper dampstained/wrinkled, rubbed about extremities; short tears to dustwrapper upper edges; moderate soiling and toning; inner flap price-clipped. Textblock has mild handling wear, else Very Good in Good dustwrapper.
First published in England in 1947, Edward Ardizzone (author/illustrator of the Little Tim series) tells an exciting tale of two young boys who aspire to be train operators but get a bit more than what they bargained for when they hop a train and the engineer suddenly falls ill. With child-friendly large print and Ardizzone's updated illustrations in color and b/w.