The Railway Children

Nesbit, E.

Book - 1960
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Railway Children
When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet.

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin Books ; New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin, 1960
ISBN: 0140350055
Branch Call Number: j NESBIT
Characteristics: 239 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm


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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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"It's not so much what you do, as what you mean."


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