The Rocket Returns is a Step Into Reading book.
Thomas' new friend, Stephen, used to be known as the Rocket. With Thomas' help, he will be again.
- Thomas (does not speak)
- Spencer (does not speak)
- Stephen (does not speak)
- Sir Topham Hatt (does not speak)
- Sir Robert Norramby (does not speak)
- Lady Hatt (does not speak)
- Cranky (cameo)
- This book is based on the seventeenth season episode, The Afternoon Tea Express.
- Stephen does not have a driver or fireman throughout this book.
- In one illustration, Stephen has his lamp on the wrong side.
- Spencer's wheels are white when they're supposed to be silver.
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