Egmont Publishing is taking Thomas the Tank Engine into the digital world.
The firm has launched the first four Classic Railway Series titles as iBooks. The Three Railway Engines, Thomas the Tank Engine, James the Red Engine and Tank Engine Thomas Again are available on the Apple Store for £1.99 each.
"We are passionate about delivering the right content on the right platforms to reach our consumers," said David Riley, MD of Egmont Publishing Group. "Characters like Thomas the Tank Engine have been inspiring children to read for years and we hope to reach new generations with the launch of our iBooks."
Christopher Awdry added: "We never dreamed that the stories our father read to us at mealtimes would come to be known throughout the world and loved by generations of children 67 years later, and we are delighted that they can now be downloaded digitally for even more fans to enjoy."