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The Railway Children

Written by E. Nesbit

Classic Fiction Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 9+ readers Recommended Children's eBooks

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This is one of the best-loved family stories of all the classics. When Roberta, Peter and Phyillis’s father is arrested their life is turned upside down. The children move to the country and the railway that runs nearby becomes their greatest source of adventure. One day, they come up with a brilliant plan to make use of the friends they’ve made through the train to prove their father’s innocence and bring him back safely. Will it work? A book to treasure and return to again and again and features the complete and unabridged text. If you love a good story, then look no further. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The Railway Children Synopsis

Family! Friendship! Adventure! Mystery! Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis have their lives turned upside down when their father mysteriously has to go away. The railway becomes the centre of their new life, but little do they know what wonders and changes it will bring to them - maybe even the answer to Father's disappearance ...

Oxford Children's Classics present not only the original and unabridged story of The Railway Children in a beautiful new edition, but also help you to discover a whole world of new adventures with a vast assortment of recommendations and activities.

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781474915984
Publication date: 01/09/2016
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780192744456
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780099572992
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780192744456
Publication date: 3rd March 2016
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction, Family / Home Stories
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a mischievous, tomboyish child who grew up to be an unconventional adult. She and her husband were founder members of the socialist Fabian Society and their home became a centre for socialist and literary discussion. Their friends included some of the time’s greatest writers and thinkers, including George Bernard Shaw and H G Wells. Everything about Edith showed her as a woman trying to break out of the mould demanded by English society at the time – she expressed her individuality through her clothes, hairstyle, lifestyle and her habit of speaking forcefully on almost ...

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