Railway Children

Railway Children

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by E. Nesbit, C. E. Brock
     
 

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Three children, forced to alter their comfortable lifestyle when their father is taken away by strangers, move with their mother to a simple cottage near a railway station where their days are filled with excitement and adventure. First published in 1906, this beloved children's classic has charmed generations of readers.
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Three children, forced to alter their comfortable lifestyle when their father is taken away by strangers, move with their mother to a simple cottage near a railway station where their days are filled with excitement and adventure. First published in 1906, this beloved children's classic has charmed generations of readers.

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Children's Literature
This reintroduction of an English classic follows the adventures of three siblings at the turn of the 20th century. Roberta, Peter and Phyllis live in an upperclass English household with adoring parents and little to worry about, until one day when some men unexpectedly escort their father away. The children are never told exactly why this has happened, but their mother assures them that their father will return. Without the breadwinner, the family must move to a small cottage in the countryside where life is quite different than what they were accustomed. The story is primarily about the children's adventures during this time in the country. They live near a railway station and encounter an array of characters and occurrences that provide ongoing excitement as they anxiously await their father's return. The original illustrations and descriptions of family life and social customs in another era may need some explanation which makes this book perfect for class oral reading. The author was a favorite among young people of the day as the story captures an innocent time quite different from today. 2005 (orig. 1906), SeaStar Books, Ages 8 to 11.
—Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613371667
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Pages:
267
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Edith Nesbit was born in London in 1858 and died in 1924. She was a writer all her life and wrote many books for children. Among the most famous of these are Five Children and It and The Railway Children.

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