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The Railway Children

Written by E. Nesbit

Part of the Wordsworth Collector's Editions Series

Adventure Stories Classic Fiction Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

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Family! Friendship! Adventure! Mystery!

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.

 

Each book in the Wordsworth Collector’s Editions series will make an attractive addition to any home or school library. Featuring stylish cover illustrations that are at once classic and contemporary, gleaming gold foil, and an elegant compact hardback format, they make glorious gifts for readers young and old.

 

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

The Railway Children Synopsis

When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet. However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving to the Old Gentleman who rides on it.

They befriend the porter, Perks, and through him learn railway lore and much else. They have many adventures, and when they save a train from disaster, they are helped by the Old Gentleman to solve the mystery of their father's disappearance, and the family is happily reunited.

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

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781840227857
Publication date: 1st October 2018
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 304 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Classic Fiction, Family / Home Stories

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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