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Harding's Luck tells the exciting story of brave Dickie Harding, a little disabled boy and his many adventures. One day, Dickie accidentally discovers an old magic that allows him to travel into his own past across five hundred years. There he meets Elfrida and Edred Arden (as told in The House of Arden), and together they seek a long-lost treasure. It's a story of injustice, poverty, deformity, magic, romance, suspense, sacrifice, and eventual triumph over adversity. The companion volume to The House of Arden, Harding's Luck was written by the popular and prolific English writer and poet Edith Nesbit (1858-1924), who wrote or collaborated on more than sixty books of children's literature under the name E. Nesbit. Timeless treasures include The Story of the Treasure Seekers, The Railway Children, Five Children and It, and The Phoenix and the Carpet. Nesbit is considered one of the first modern authors of children's literature and is credited with helping to move this genre beyond the realm of fantasy and folklore.Show more
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Railway Children by E. Nesbit, read by Jenny Agutter. 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.Show more
THE RAILWAY CHILDREN A must-read book for people of all ages. (The Guardian) The Railway Children is a weepie that will never run out of steam. (Daily Telegraph) Set in Edwardian England, this book has been a bestseller story for 90 years. It tells the heartwarming adventures of a resourceful family - mother and her three children: sensible Roberta, the eldest, scientific Peter and dreamy Phyllis.Show more
Three children, forced to remain at school during the holidays, go in search of adventure. What they find is a magic castle straight out of a fairy tale, complete with an enchanted princess at the center of a maze. Or is it? The castle turns out to be just a country estate, and the princess is only the housekeeper's niece, playing at dressing up. But the magic ring she shows them proves -- to her surprise and horror -- to really be magic. Soon they are caught in an adventure where statues come alive, lost lovers are reunited, and wishes can be granted -- but always for a price.Show more
E. Nesbit is best known for her children's books such as "The Railway Children", the "Psammead" series. and the stories of the "Bastable" family. She was also a poet and wrote many works for adults including short stories in the genre of the supernatural and the macabre, eight of which are included in this collection.Show more
The abridged, downloadable audiobook edition of E. Nesbit's classic The Railway Children, brilliantly read by the acress Jenny Agutter. 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.Show more
Download E. Nesbit's timeless classic Five Children and It, read by 007 star Samantha Bond and brought to you by Puffin Audiobooks. When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient sand-fairy! Having a sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all of the trouble wishes can cause . . .Show more
All six Bastable children--Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius--are ambitious adventurers, digging detectives and intrepid treasure seekers by nature. Unfortunately, the Bastable family is currently facing an uncertain financial future. When father takes ill, and his business partners abandon him, the six children team up in an effort to restore their family's wealth. Although they devise some ingenious escapades, their efforts usually end up unprofitable but fun--and sometimes their digging gets downright dangerous. But one day their adventure leads them to completely unexpected results. Author E. Nesbit's classic children's stories have entertained countless readers since their original publication over 100 years ago. With Simon Prebble's exceptional narration this marvelously written tale shines as brightly as gold coins.Show more
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