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The Railway Children : Puffin Classics - Edith Nesbit

The Railway Children

Puffin Classics


Published: 29th March 2010
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
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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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Great classic


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  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

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    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about 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: 9 - 12 years old
    For Grades: 5+
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 304
    Published: 29th March 2010
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.9  x 2.4
    Weight (kg): 0.25
    Edition Number: 2