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The Mighty Steam Engine

The Mighty Steam Engine

The Creative Company

By Yvonne Ng, Illustrations by Richard Smythe


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Using the rhyming poetic structure of This is the House that Jack Built, author Yvonne Ng takes young readers on a cumulative path through the inner workings of a steam engine, from the big wheels rolling on the tracks all the way to the engineer driving the train.

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Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2019
ISBN: 9781681522371
Yvonne Ng has been curious about how things work throughout her career, which includes a Master's degree in mechanical engineering and years of working as an automation engineer. In addition to writing children's books, she develops STEM-related toys. She lives with her husband and son in Minneapolis, MN.

Richard Smythe has been drawing since he was a child–first on his bedroom walls, then on his sister's homework! After honing his skills with an art degree, he has illustrated several picture books including Watersong, which was named a 2018 Notable Poetry Book by the NCTE.