The era of steam locomotives passed long ago, but its romance lingers on.
Chris and Ken the Railway Men tell this charming story of The Railway Hen, with eyes as black as night and a home in the high haystack.
Ken's stories are told in Firing the Flying Scotsman and other great locomotives, published by History Press. Four are being adapted for children: The Railway Hen is the second following The Lost Coal Hammer. Upcoming titles in the series are The Wriggly Wiggly Snake and The Crossing Gates.
Chris Bates' pictures will attract children everywhere, beautifully illustrating the stories as Ken tells the tales in a simple rhyming couplet style.
This is the second book in the Chris and Ken series for grandads to read to their
grandchildren, and tells the story of the railway hen whose feathers were gold and eyes were black.