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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Classics; NEW edition (3 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014134086X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141340869
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.5 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,459 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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E.Nesbit was born in London in 1858. Her father died when she was four years old and she spent much of her childhood travelling around England, France, Germany, and Spain with her mother and sister Mary in an endeavour to cure Mary of tuberculosis.

Nesbit married Hubert Bland in 1880 and they went on to become two of the founding members of the Fabian Society. She wrote many stories and poems for both children and adults, including the much-loved Five Children and It, The Story of the Treasure Seekers, and The Railway Children. E. Nesbit died in 1924 and is buried in Kent.

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The Puffin Classics series is a perfect marriage of the old and the new. Enjoy some of the best books from the past and find out why and how they inspired some of the best writers of the present (Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4Kids)

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EDITH NESBIT was a mischievous child who grew up into an unconventional adult. With her husband, Hubert Bland, she was one of the founder members of the socialist Fabian Society; their household became a centre of the socialist and literary circles of the times. E. Nesbit turned late to children's writing. Her first children's book, THE TREASURE SEEKERS, was published in 1899 to great acclaim. Other books featuring the Bastable children followed, and a series of magical fantasy books, including FIVE CHILDREN AND IT also became very popular. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN was first published monthly in the LONDON MAGAZINE in 1905, and published as a book in 1906 and has been in print ever since.

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This was a present for a 9 year old boy, fascinated by mythical animals and magic.
It arrived on time and in good condition , thank you
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a touch of magic 23 April 2014
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Written more than a century ago, this book continues to charm. It points out that magic doesn't solve all problems, while giving us a genuine glimpse of life in the Edwardian Era.
Otherwise it is a great story that I really enjoyed 25 Nov. 2014
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It's true that this book has some unfavorable comments about indigenous people on an unspecified island, typical to the prejudices of the times the book was written in...but that said, I didn't find it any more offensive than, say, Pippi in the South Seas. It was more cheesy than anything else.

Otherwise it is a great story that I really enjoyed. It is to be a Christmas present for my children, but of course I couldn't wait that long to read it myself....

I love the way the phoenix only lasts a few weeks around the children, when he is supposed to live for five hundred years because they have worn him out!
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Great book for Children! 15 Jun. 2013
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Bought this for my granddaughter. She is nine and an avid reader. She loves this series and this book fit her read perfectly. This is a great book suited for elementary students and even middle schoolers.
Great book for kids....... 25 Dec. 2014
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E. Nesbit is a great author. My son loves her books. Perfect for avid readers.
Five Stars 11 Oct. 2014
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Doesn't get better than E. Nesbit
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