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Puffin Classics: The Railway Children : Puffin Classics - Edith Nesbit

Puffin Classics: The Railway Children

Puffin Classics


Published: 17th March 2011
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
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RRP $16.99

When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance.

About The Author

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, which has been in print ever since.

With an enticing introduction by bestselling author, Jacqueline Wilson


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Great classic


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  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Puffin Classics: The Railway Children:

    Saw the movie had to read the book. Not disappointed

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    ISBN: 9780141321608
    ISBN-10: 0141321601
    Series: Puffin Classics
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
    For Grades: 3 - 7
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 17th March 2011
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.9  x 2.4
    Weight (kg): 0.25
    Edition Number: 2