How to stop a train

Stephanie Ebert

Kathryn Pillay

Illustrated by Paddy Bouma

Ages 3 to 9
16 March 2024


When Mohandas Gandhi is thrown off a train one day, it marks the beginning of a journey. A journey to put an end to the unfair treatment of Indian people in South Africa. A journey to teach everyone that you can change the world without using violence. A journey to make the world a better place. A long journey that begins with one small word: No.

In this book, young readers are introduced, in an engaging and accessible way, to one of South Africa’s – and the world’s – greatest and bravest heroes, the remarkable Mahatma Gandhi.