In the Fourth book, Peter and Grandpa have plenty more railway and steam adventures. This time their miniature steam railway across the farm becomes the village lifeline.
The main construction project is the building of a watermill to generate electricity. this introduces the reader to many fundamental engineering and scientific ideas, including energy, power and electricity.
Following the format of the previous books, the story is accompanied by how-it-works pages which explain the technical aspects of the story. They are at the end of relevant chapters and do not interfere with the story. However many readers seam to read the technical pages first!
Most easily available direct from www.petersrailway.com/book-shop.aspx or by post from Chris Vine, PO Box 9246 (MEF), Bridge of Weir, PA11 3WD. (price £11.99 + £1.50 P&P. £13.49 total).
[glow=red,2,300]Special Offer[/glow] All four books for £40 including post. Either on the website or by post. Also, please ask for books to be signed or dedicated to make a fun gift.....
Last Edit: Nov 23, 2010 17:24:41 GMT by chris vine