Edith Nesbit (1958 - 1924) was an English poet and author known for her children's books. She is credited with writing over 60 books for children. Nesbit was co-founder of the Fabian Society, which later became the Labour Party. Nesbit wrote about the real world not a fantasyland. She invented the children's adventure story. Poems in this collection include The Return, For Dolly--Who does not Learn her Lessons, Questions, The Daisies, The Touchstone, The December Rose, The Fire, Song, A Parting, The Gift of Life, Incompatibilities, The Stolen God--Lazarus to Dives, Winter, Sea-Shells, Hope, The Prodigal's Return, The Skylark, Saturday Song, The Champion, The Garden Refused, These Little Ones, The Despot, The Magic Ring, Philosophy, The Whirligig of Time, Magic, Windflowers, As it is, Before Winter, The Vault--after Sedgmoor, Surrender, Values, In the People's Park, Wedding Day, The Last Defeat, May Day, Gretna Green, The Eternal, The Point of View, Mary of Magdala, The Home-coming, Age to Youth, In Age, and many more.