The Rev. W. Awdry's, The Railway Series public prints have been released for the first time in digital form.
Egmont and Hit Entertainment's commercial arms joined forces again this season to develop the premiere foursome books for Apple's iBooks app.
Now in pristine quality, the first four volumes of The Three Railway Engines, Thomas the Tank Engine, James the Red Engine and Tank Engine Thomas Again can be viewed digitally on Apple devices.
Managing Director of Egmont Publishing Group, David Riley reasoned with the announcement; We are passionate about delivering the right content on the right
platforms to reach our consumers.
Characters like Thomas the Tank Engine have been
inspiring children to read for years and we hope to reach new
generations with the launch of our iBooks.
Much to the delight of the Rev's son, Christopher Awdry, now over 80 years of age, expressed his elation;
We never dreamed that the stories our father read to us at mealtimes
would come to be known throughout the world and loved by generations of
children 67 years later.
We are delighted that they can now be
downloaded digitally for even more fans to enjoy.
The Three Railway Engines, Thomas the Tank Engine, James the Red Engine and Tank Engine Thomas Again are available to buy on the iBooks app on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad for £1.99 each.