Details for 'Flying Scotsman' by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman
Recommended age: 5+
This is a simple, gentle tale with beautiful watercolour illustrations. A nostalgic picture book by a winning partnership.
Recommended in November 2022
Iris's dad drives the Flying Scotsman. She is very proud and longs to be able to ride on the train with him.
One day her dream comes true and it cements an ambition where she might one day become the train driver.
This is a beautifully illustrated story about the golden age of steam travel, the iconic Flying Scotsman train, and the contribution of railway workers. It concludes with an introduction to women working on trains in World War II.
A very lovely book for children aged seven and under. Published in association with the National Railway Museum, York.
Review date November 2022
Publication date: 6th October 2022