The Railway Children

Nesbit, E. (Book - 1960)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Railway Children

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Nearly a hundred years after its original publication, The Railway Children is still one of E. Nesbit's most beloved and delightful stories. Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis were very happy living in a comfortable house surrounded by a cook and servants and two loving parents, until one evening when there was a knock at the door and their father was mysteriously taken away by two men. Suddenly alone, their mother moves the family to a small cottage in the countryside. There, the children begin a series of exciting adventures, from saving a train filled with passengers from a landslide, to rescuing a baby from a fire, to aiding a penniless Russian exile, to eventually unraveling the mystery of their father's disappearance. Featuring a new jacket illustration by Caldecott medalist Paul O. Zelinsky, as well as all nineteen of the original black-and-white line drawings by C. E. Brock, this classic story is perfect for home and classroom libraries.
Authors: Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924
Title: The railway children
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin Books ; New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin, 1960
Characteristics: 239 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by E. Nesbit ; with illustrations by C.E. Brock
Notes: "Puffin Books."
First published in 1906
ISBN: 1587172801
Branch Call Number: j NESBIT
Subject Headings: Families Juvenile fiction Railroad stories Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Families
Railroad stories
Brothers and sisters
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May 10, 2013
  • 7Liberty7 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A really sweet story. I really love the idea in the book that when you help others, you will be rewarded many times over. In their spare time, the children helped others and were good friends to everyone they met. Through their actions, they won the admiration and love of various people, including a particular gentleman, who by his influence, was able to have the children's father acquitted of charges of a crime he didn't commit. And they lived happily ever after. I wholeheartedly recommend this great book.


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