Angus Rides the Goods Train
When Angus boards the goods train, laden with milk, honey, and rice, he's full of excitement as the driver speeds across land and sea. But why won't the train stop for those who are hungry and thirsty? What can Angus do? This moral classic is beautifully written by Alan Durant (author of "Always and Forever") with stunning illustrations by Chris Riddell.
A thought-provoking tale about a boy who realises he can help change the world.
"As morality tales go, this is definitely one of the best ...the book si great for adults with its cleverly hidden message and the illustration is indeed fantastic." South Wales Argus 20040217 "A very simple but interesting story that highlights the issue of how qw share the world's resources in a way kids can understand." NI4Kids 20040217 "An imaginative introduction to the rich poor divide, with dream-like illustrations to bring the satire alive." Junior 20040323 "This book is a demonstration of the sheer virtuosity of Riddell's craft. Few other artists could describe the features of a desperate bear with such perfection..." Books for Keeps 20040519
Chris Riddell is an accomplished graphic artist who has illustrated many acclaimed books for children and has won the Unesco Award for Something Else, as well as being shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Kurt Maschler Award. He is also the acclaimed political cartoonist for the Guardian and the Observer. Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy to top-end teenage thrillers (Blood, Flesh and Bones). Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author. He's married, with three children and lives in Brighton. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.