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Click to :The Story of the Little Red Engine by Diana Ross and Leslie Wood (First published 1945) : New edition by Andre Deutsch 1999
illustration © Elsie Wood 1999
The Story of the Little Red Engine
(second book in series: first published 1945)
Diana Ross (1910 -2000)
Children's author, illustrator, artist and art teacher  booklist
Pioneer contributor to children's radio and television  and developer of nursery realism
Books in print 2000
 
Diana Ross : photograph © William F. Anderson
Brief Biography
Diana Ross's Visitors Book
Diana Ross
A well-loved and influential children's writer in the nineteen forties, fifties and sixties.  Many of her stories were originally written for the BBC and were also broadcast in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.   The Little Red Engine
Diana Ross was born of British parents in Valletta Malta on  8 July 1910 and was christened on board her father's ship HMS Diana by the ship's chaplain. Educated at Kensington High School, London; Girton College Cambridge, B.A. (honours) in history 1932; Central School of Art London 1933-35. Married the photographer and interior designer Anthony Denney in 1940 (divorced 1950) twin daughters  and one son. Died 4 May 2000 peacefully at home in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Obituaries
The Little Red Engine gets a Name (1942) 
Engine 394 - The Royal Red : By Royal Appointment : Better known as the Little Red Engine :Illustration © Lewitt-Him heirs
This book which was illustrated  by  Lewitt-Him brought colour into children's lives in dreary wartime Britain, where all real steam engines were painted black for economy. 
The eight subsequent titles including the Story of the Little Red Engine (1945) were illustrated by Leslie Wood.
Book Illustrations
Illustration by Diana Ross  © 1942 and 1999 : From the Golden Hen
Illustration by Diana Ross  © 1942 and 1999 
from the Golden Hen published by Faber & Faber in 1942
The Wise Old Cat at the Top of the Hill 
"Gri - who illustrated some of my books when I could persuade publishers of  his merits - was my cat who would sit on top of my drawings as I worked on them"
Diana Ross
 
 
Diana Ross : Books in print 2000
The Story of the Little Red Engine 
The Little Red Engine goes to Town 
The Little Red Engine and the Rocket
Prickety Prackety (Dec 1999)

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