E Nesbit constructs a believable scenario in which Roberta can blossom ... into a true girl hero. -- Sunday Times, 4 October, 1998
E Nesbit's The Railway Children is one of the most enduring pieces of children's literature. -- Newsquest Media, 19 August, 2004
I love E Nesbit I think she is great and I identify with the way that she writes. -- J K Rowling, Edinburgh International Book Festival, August 15, 2004
She was able to create a world of magic and inverted logic that was entirely her own. -- The New York Review of Books, December 3, 1964
The quintessential children's book. -- Daily Mail, 17 October, 2003 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
From the Publisher
Set in a 1900s England of steam-trains and magic, generations of children have thrilled to these exciting adventures.
When the children in these stories aren't preventing a train crash, you'll find them getting wishes from the sandy Psammead, flying on a magic carpet, travelling through time with an enchanted Egyptian amulet, hatching the egg of the mythical phoenix, or using their magical ring to explore an enchanted castle!
The brothers and sisters created by E. Nesbit have the convincing and realistic feeling of being a real family - they're usually disagreeing with each other, but they're always cheerful about it. They try to be good but are always in trouble of one kind or another.
With a subtle ethical message underlying their exciting plots, these novels have been recommended childrens literature for many years.
This '7 books in 1' edition is an ideal gift for any child who loves reading, or any adult who wants to bring some magic into their life!