Valentine's Day in Vicarstown (Thomas & Friends, Thomas in Town)
Wilbert Awdry, Richard Courtney
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Vicarstown Iis a big town with a big station and all the local children who love Thomas have arranged a Valentine's Day party for all the engines. Percy is very excited, but when a big blizzard hits Sodor, will they still have the party?
This simple story highlights customs and traditions of a popular holiday saluting friendship, and deals with issues that children experience all year round, not just on February 14th.
Toronto. Random House and colophon are registered trademarks of Random House, Inc. www.randomhouse.com/kids/thomas www.thomasandfriends.com Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Valentine’s Day in Vicarstown / illustrated by Richard Courtney. p. cm. “Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends created by Britt Allcroft, based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W Awdry.” Summary: Percy the train engine is excited about the Valentine’s Day party, but a blizzard makes it difficult to get
children received fruits and chocolate hearts and other valentine treats. At long last, Thomas pulled up next to Percy. The children crowded around Thomas and Percy, smiling and showing the engines all their valentine cards. They counted Thomas’ valentines. Thomas had twenty! Then they started counting Percy’s. “… eighteen … nineteen … twenty …” “… twenty-one! The most of all!” peeped Percy. “That last one was from me,” said Sir Topham Hatt. “You have made yourself extra useful this
week.” He continued, “Percy has gotten pretty handy with your snowplow, Thomas.” “He can have it!” laughed Thomas. “Less plowing for me!” Percy smiled. He was glad to have a best friend like Thomas. Christmas in Wellsworth Easter in Harwick Halloween in Anopha James and the Red Balloon Misty Island Rescue The Special Delivery Steam Engine Stories Stuck in the Mud* Thomas and the Shooting Star Thomas’ Christmas Delivery Thomas-saurus Rex Track Stars! Trouble in the Tunnel* *A STEP
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smiled. “Every Valentine’s Day, there is a big party at the station in Vicarstown. The children come and exchange valentine cards and sing songs. Sometimes they give valentines to their favorite engines.” Percy hoped he would get some valentines. All day, Percy asked the other engines about the Valentine’s Day party. “Last year,” said James, “I received twelve valentines.” “Bah! I am too important to think about valentines,” rumbled Gordon. The next morning, Percy was heading home from the