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“The Amazing Train” is a beautiful adventure story told through the eyes of four kids. It is an interactive, colorful and magical book app in which reality is infused with fantasy.

• Final nominee at the Best App Ever award - Best storybook app Category. Received an honorable mention

• Final nominee for Debut App of the Year at Smart Apps For Kids

• Featured by Apple in “What’s Hot books” in US, Canada, Israel, France and India

• CYBILS Literary Award nominee, 2012

• "Top Picks List" by Smart Apps For Kids

• Editor's Top Pick at Kids Best iPad Apps

• "Top 10 Book Apps about Travel"-Digital Storytime

• Was chosen as "App of the week"-iHeartThisApp

•• "Experience the sights, sounds and maybe even tastes of India in this flawlessly executed story book app...Highly recommended"-Smart Apps For Kids

•• "This is really a gorgeous story; both my kids and myself fell in love with it the first time we read it"- The iMums

•• KinderTown Approved :"The Magnificent Travelling Palace is a beautiful eBook…one that you will want to stop and come back to again and again" - KinderTown

•• 5/5 Apples- "The child-appeal of this app is tremendous! My girls have all given it stupendous ratings (thousands of stars) and my oldest (9) told me it’s one of her favorites"- Apps for Homeschooling

•• “Every child should experience this App”- AppsRooster

•• “This storybook is different from anything we’ve read before”- 3 Boys And A Dog

•• Famigo APProved :"Definitely one of the sharpest looking eBook on the market" –Famigo

•• 5/5 stars "One of the most beautifully executed interactive storybooks so far"- fun2tap

•• "Such a perfect book app for kids and the whole family… This interactive app has graphics and background music that are breathtaking…"-Best Apps For Kids

•• "The Magnificent Travelling Palace is a real treat for young armchair travelers… The images for this storybook are beautifully rendered computer graphics that are crisp and colorful… Recommended"- Digital Storytime

•• "That is done using superior design, highly engaging animation, incredible 3D illustrations, and fun surprises along the way"- Kids Best iPad Apps

•• "Throughout the tale, the book embraces the splendour of Indian culture while remaining fun for kids…. The Magnificent Travelling Palace is one such app that both educates and entertains"-148App

••"The tale really unfolds and comes to life as you watch the 3D animations and interactions on the screen...I highly recommend this app"-The iPhone mom


Recommended Ages: 5+


Notable Features included in the App that will enhance your experience:

* 26 Stunning 3D computer illustrations and animations
* Original music and authentic sound effects
* 3 reading options (auto play, read it to me, read it myself)
* Sweet Indian dessert recipe with full narration
* “Meet the cast" – Meet the heroes of this beautiful story
* surprising,funny and enjoyable interactive features that your child will love- tilt, drag, paint etc
* Available on the app store in both American and British English

Privacy disclosure:

• Does not collect or share any location and/or personal data
• Does not contain any ads
• Does not contain In-App Purchases
• Does not contain Social Network Integration
• Does not contain web browser links
• The app contains links to the AppStore (rate) and "More apps" link with a security feature restricting

Contact us!

Have questions, suggestions, or concerns? Please email us at planetreefamily@gmail.com and we’ll be happy to help!

Check out our trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpuYAgus1cY

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What’s New

Version 2.1

minor bug fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

OneAppyMama ,

Great story beautifully illustrated

My kids thoroughly enjoyed this book. Having it placed in a real country and being able to educate my kids while they had fun about a different culture was great. They really loved the music and I would love to see more or interact more with the native music. There's recipes and being able to choose the style of how to read was great as well. The parents section was great and having the extra security of leaving out of the app by having to 'do something' like add or answer a question helped as well - so I don't have to worry about my kids sending e-mails to the developer. This story was enchanting without being a told-again fairytale. I really enjoyed actually interacting and having dialogue with my kids about this book - as it opened up a slew of questions and curiousty. I highly - no STRONGLY recommend this book. You'll really enjoy it and love the illustrations - and your kids if they choose the 'read to me' option will be able to understand it and hey, it's a man's voice which I have found unusual in the book apps. I really cannot say enough great things. It was really a "MAGNIFICENT" :-) so happy to have found it and joyful beyond words to have had the opportunity to share this book and opportunity of learning about another culture on a childs level with my two kids (ages 5 and 6 and both with varying special needs/medical conditions). Enjoy!!! Five Stars ALL THE WAY! ♥

Elementary SLP ,

Beautiful book app!

This is a lovely, engaging story app. Its colorful illustrations, captivating sceneries, and descriptive language draw you in, making you feel as if you're actually visiting the city and discovering the sights and sounds of a new culture. This interactive book appeals to all ages; my family and my elementary school students will be returning to it again and again.


Intricate and Engaging!

I would recommend this app to users who are wanting an intriguing, interactive, engaging application focused on a story line that is applicable and necessary for all young readers to partake in. This app would allow the user to ask questions, gain knowledge, build vocabulary and work on fine motor skills throughout. This is a great application, especially with the 3D components!

App Privacy

The developer, PlaneTree Family Productions, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

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