The Railway Children

The Railway Children

Book - 1960
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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.
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England : Penguin Books ; New York, N.Y. : Viking Penguin, 1960
ISBN: 9781587172809
1587172801
9780140350050
0140350055
1587172798
0679425349
Branch Call Number: j NESBIT
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill. ; 18 cm

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7Liberty7 May 10, 2013

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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7Liberty7 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Dec 19, 2010

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

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