A technical story book, based on the miniature railway. Grandpa tries to answer a tricky question about energy.
This is a small science book which starts to answer fundamental questions about energy and how it can be transformed from one form to another.
Where does the energy in the coal come from? How does it get there?
Age range 6 to 12 years.
Paperback, 32 pages with 12 watercolour pictures.
Introduction page from the book:
Peter and his Grandpa have built an amazing miniature steam railway between their houses; Woodland Cottage and Crossacres Farm. The line even runs to Yockletts Village where Peter goes to school.
The locomotive, Fiery Fox, is a wonderful machine. Bright green and very powerful. Apart from the pleasure of building the railway and other projects, Peter has loved learning so much about science and engineering.
Grandpa always takes the time to answer questions, however tricky they may be…