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.
One of the best-loved classics of all time, with a wonderful introduction by Jacqueline Wilson.
About the Author
Edith Nesbit's first great success was The Story of the Treasure-Seekers (1899). Her most celebrated book remains The Railway Children, published in 1906. Her great gift was the ability to create child characters who are real young human beings behaving naturally. Her unhappy marriage gave her much experience with children; as well as bringing up her own four by her philandering husband, she consented to bring Bland's illegimate offspring into her household.
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Series: Puffin Classics
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th March 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 2