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The Railway Children

Written by E. Nesbit

Illustrated by Kim Ji-Hyuk

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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 M.B.E

The Railway Children Synopsis

When their father is suddenly taken away, Bobby, Peter and Phyllis must leave London for a simpler life in the country. They make new friends, discover the thrill of the railway and eventually uncover the mystery of their father's disappearance. An original and unabridged edition of E. Nesbit's moving classic.

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ISBN: 9781840227857
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback

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: 9781474915984
Publication date: 1st September 2016
Author: E. Nesbit
Illustrator: Kim Ji-Hyuk
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction, Traditional Tales
Recommendations: eBooks
Collections: 50 classic books every child should read!,

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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