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The Little Engine That Could

by Watty Piper

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Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain. Illustrated by Loren Long.

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Was "I think I can" the great-grandmother of "lean in?" Some readers see the plucky locomotive as a parable about working women, but some versions of the story feature a male protagonist instead. Platt & Munk, Penguin Young Readers Group hide caption

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In 'Little Engine That Could,' Some See An Early Feminist Hero

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