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EDITH NESBIT was a mischievous child who grew up into an unconventional adult. With her husband, Hubert Bland, she was one of the founder members of the socialist Fabian Society; their household became a centre of the socialist and literary circles of the times. E. Nesbit turned late to children's writing. Her first children's book, THE TREASURE SEEKERS, was published in 1899 to great acclaim. Other books featuring the Bastable children followed, and a series of magical fantasy books, including FIVE CHILDREN AND IT also became very popular. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN was first published monthly in the LONDON MAGAZINE in 1905, and published as a book in 1906 and has been in print ever since.
Charming and funny, well-written, and holds up remarkably well for modern kids. Trust me, this is worth a read. Also makes GREAT reading aloud material for bedtime or traveling.Published 22 hours ago by Gaea
This wasn't the book "The Story of the Amulet" this was "The Phoenix and the Carpet". I don't know how nobody caught this yet.
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Wonderful story for children...my 9 year old daughter loved it! I would highly recommend it! Fun story for reading for elementary children.Published on June 15, 2013 by pollyanna
We were disappointed that this cover didn't match the cover to the other two, but all in all, the insides are great, good book and finished off a set for usPublished on January 22, 2013 by L. Smith
It's too bad more people don't know this author better. It's clear to me that she influenced both C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Genevieve Perkes
I have not read the prequel to this book, but this book is actually pretty good on its own, though it does refer to a few events in the past book. Read morePublished on July 1, 2011 by M
Edith Nesbit is my personal hero. I read a review once that explained that when a reader first discovers this Victorian authoress, he or she always feels as if come across some... Read morePublished on June 24, 2008 by P. B. McCaffery