Author(s): David West
Mechanic Mike knows loads about all sorts of trains. From the fastest MAGLEV trains to early steam trains, find out how much these specialist machines weigh, where they are used, the type of engines they have and lots of other amazing bite-sized facts. Part of the series Mechanic Mike's Machines. Introductory books for young readers aged 5+ in the high-interest area of all things mechanical.
David West is a graphic designer, illustrator and author of children's information books. He has produced over 500 titles on subjects ranging from dinosaurs and mythology to technology and science. Some of his best known titles include Brain Surgery for Beginners, Fifty Three and a Half Things that Changed the World and Dinosaurs in My Street. David went to art school in Kingston-upon-Thames and Harrow, where he specialised in information graphics. He lives in south west London with his wife, two sons, a cat and a goldfish who's over 14 years old. When he's not illustrating, writing and designing he can be found fishing for salmon in Scottish rivers or painting portraits for fun.