Louis De Bernieres and Emma Chichester Clarke
There is a tiny amount of discolouring on the back of the book.
About the Book
This lovely book is beautifully illustrated and wonderful quality. The story is set back in the day when steam trains ran and working on the railway was something really special. I read this last year and really enjoyed meeting the characters, little Jim of course who is a wonderfully scruffy dog that is adopted by the children of a railway guard. This would be an amazing read around Christmas.
A heartwarming tale about a mischievous dog who works on the steam trains. Beautifully illustrated, it is the perfect gift. One day in autumn, in the days when all the trains were driven by steam, a railway guard found something abandoned on a train...
Mr Ginger Leghorn is used to collecting up umbrellas and other lost property but he's never found an abandoned puppy on his train before. He has no intention of keeping it but his five children - Alfie, Arthur, Beryl, Sissy and Albert - have other ideas and Jim is soon a much-loved, but often disruptive, member of the family. Whether it's his feud with the cat, getting stuck in rabbit-holes, accidentally going to sea, accompanying the children to school or carol singing at Christmas, Jim has a knack of making himself the centre of attention.
This little black and tan puppy with its small bright eyes and very waggy rump becomes something of a hero in his town, and even catches the eye of the King himself. Station Jim is a story for both children and adults and includes delightful pictures by celebrated illustrator Emma Chichester Clark.