The Little Engine That Could. This classic story should be required reading for everyone. Not only is it a fun story about a train, it is also a lesson in determination, perserverance, and self esteem. Little Blue Engine is determined to pull the train over the mountain, and she does! The original edition with text by Watty Piper and illustrated by George and Doris Hauman is the one you remember from your childhood. Don't let your children grow up without it!