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The Railway Children by [Nesbit, E]
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The Railway Children Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 662 customer reviews

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Length: 140 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"It's a story that was written more than 100 years ago, yet The Railway Children commands the affections of the British people like few other fictions" (Daily Telegraph)

"Guaranteed to jerk a tear from the most stony-faced child" (Observer)

"Her child characters were remarkable in her day because they are so entirely human. They are intelligent, vain, aggressive, humorous, witty, cruel, compassionate. . . in fact, they are like adults" (Gore Vidal)

"The Railway Children was one of the first children's classics I ever read. I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it. I started reading the story and was immediately gripped. E. Nesbit remembered exactly what it felt like to be a child" (Jacqueline Wilson)

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Featuring a cover by the winner of 2012's Vintage Classics/Young Times Cover Competition

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1315 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Dead Dodo Vintage (2 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EIQJOKY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 662 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,871 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I revisited this lovely children's classic and was surprised by how much I still enjoyed this as an adult. Perhaps as a child, I had not really paid attention to the dire financial circumstances of the three siblings, Bobbie (Roberta), Peter, and Phyllis, and their mother, that led to their removal to the countryside, away from London where they had lived. Their father had mysteriously gone for business and not returned.

It is suggested that they had had rather comfortable and privileged lives in the city. Despite their reduced situation, and unused to country living, the children discover a railway behind Three Chimneys, the house they have come to live in, and soon get into scrapes and develop a tenuous relationship with Perks, the Porter, and a kindly old gentleman who takes the 915 train daily.

E. Nesbit is brilliant at capturing the children's distinct personalities and their very realistic squabbles and fierce loyalty to one another that only siblings can identify with. They become unwitting heroes when they help avert a potential railway accident, and help save a baby from a burning houseboat along the way, while eldest girl Bobbie becomes more and more concerned that there is something Mother is not telling them about their father.

A charming children's novel, and refreshingly honest in tone, "The Railway Children" stands well against the test of time, and deserves to be read by young and old alike.
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Bought fir 8 year old daughter whom hasn't finished reading as lost interest
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great book for my 10 year old granddaughter.
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What can i say?
It's a classic story.
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Loved this book as a child still love it now a superb classic so special and well written it will never star
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bought for my grandson who struggles with reading. he played it again and again - hope it encourages him.
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Love this story
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The Railway Children is one of the most beautiful reads for all ages. I definitely recommend it to children like me!!!😁
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