The forthcoming Tale of the Brave film was announced by Hit Entertainment in early October to premiere next year.
Five books are to adapt the story for release in summer 2014, with Brave Little Engines and Thomas and the Monster serving as colour activities.
The Monster of Sodor is to come in the form of a Step Into Reading title while a double pack will combine The Fearsome Footprints/Thomas the Brave together. A Big Golden Book of the special of the same name is also due.
According to Hit's press release, Tale of the Brave will explore the theme of bravery.
When Thomas spots some giant footprints his friend Percy quickly becomes convinced that there is a monster on the island.
When an unusual engine, with sloping boilers, first appears, Percy believes he must be the monster but the new engine proves to be a good friend and ally. He even helps Percy discover what it really means to be brave.
The five Tale of the Brave books from Random House and Golden Books hit US book shelves on July 22nd 2014.
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