Cranky is a book in the Engine Adventures series.



Cranky the Crane works at the Docks on the Island of Sodor. He is rude to tank engines, Thomas and Percy love to play tricks on them. Then one day a strong storm hits Sodor and Cranky needs the little engines' help.


  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Cranky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • James (does not speak)
  • Duck (does not speak)


  • This story is based on the fifth season episode Cranky Bugs.
  • Cranky actually told The Fat Controller that Thomas and Percy had actually ignored him.
  • It's daylight when Thomas and Percy come to rescue Cranky.
  • Henry is absent in the tramp steamer scene unlike the episode that this book is based on.
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