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Phoenix and the Carpet : Wordsworth Classics - NESBIT E

Phoenix and the Carpet

Wordsworth Classics


Paperback Published: 6th September 1995
ISBN: 9781853261558
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old

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'The Phoenix and the Carpet' is E. Nesbit's second fantasy novel and is the sequel to 'Five Children and It'. From Robert, Anthea, Jane and Cyril's new nursery carpet there falls a mysterious egg which is hatched in the fire to reveal a benevolent, resourceful and ingenious Phoenix who explains that the carpet is possessed of magic qualities. And so begins a series of fantastic and bizarre adventures as the carpet transports the children and the Phoenix to places as diverse as a chilling French castle, a desert island and even the Phoenix Fire Insurance Company's offices, which the Phoenix believes to be a shrine for his followers. AUTHOR: Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 - 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a precursor to the modern Labour Party.

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If you, too, were brought up on E. Nesbit - if you felt as though the Bastable children were personal friends, it would be hard for you to be objective about The Phoenix and the Carpet. But, frankly, it was with a sense of shock that I looked at the old-fashioned, and never attractive, illustrations by J.S. Goodall. The paper and general type layout seem to date with the pictures. And yet the magic of the story is still potent - fantasy done in realistic vein, and enchantment for the imaginative child. I'd hate to have missed it. But there's a hurdle to take in marketing it today. (Kirkus Reviews)

ISBN: 9781853261558
ISBN-10: 1853261556
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 6th September 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.7  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Type: New edition

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