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The Little Wooden Train-bookcover

By: Mark O'Neill

The Little Wooden Train

Pages: 66 Ratings: 5.0
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A heartwarming story of how Christmas was saved by a toy maker, a young girl and her little wooden train. This beautifully illustrated children’s book is a must-read for children of all ages that will fill you full of festive cheer and merriment.

Mark O’Neill has been writing for many years and enjoys writing various genres. He writes mainly for himself and stories that he would like to read or see, whether it be a book, play or movie. His writing technique involves working on three stories at once. That way, he says, if he hits a block on one story (or gets bored), he can move to another. Mark’s idea is to write things he himself enjoys reading and doesn’t stick to any type of story.

Customer Reviews
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  • Julia Wilson

    The Little Wooden Train by Mark O’Neill is an enchanting tale for children and the young at heart.
    The story shows the importance of kindness and the power of traditional toys. We also see that craft and imagination is handed down from father to son.
    The simplicity of traditional toys has much to recommend it.
    I found the plotline to be totally charming. It was well executed as I hung on to every word. The whole story was magical.
    The book was beautifully illustrated by Su Ann. All the pictures have a simplicity but are absolutely stunning. I wanted to step inside the story.
    The Little Wooden Train has a timeless appeal. It is a book to be passed down the generations as a beautiful heirloom.
    I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.

  • Brooke Young

    The Little Wooden Train is a beautiful, detailed, Christmasy, imaginative, and sweet story! This is one of the longest children's books I've ever read but it is so worth the read. The plot is extremely touching and well thought out. It moves through generations telling the journey of a magical little wooden train and its path to the right home. The little wooden train is the first toy made by a toy maker's son. Knowing the family business will be passed down to him someday, he puts his whole heart into making the toy. Every day he asks if someone has bought the toy..... but no one does until he decades later when a little girl enters the toy shop on her birthday. Despite her mother's protests, she chooses the magic train and loves it more than anything. On Christmas Eve when Santa's sleigh crashes he enlists the little girl and her magic train's help. The plot twists that follows is amazing!

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