The Railway Children by Edith NesbitThe Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

The Railway Children

byEdith Nesbit

Paperback | September 10, 2012

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"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 

     '"Stand firm,'" said Peter, "and wave like mad!"'

They were not railway children to begin with. When their Father mysteriously leaves home Roberta (everyone calls her Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter must move to a small cottage in the countryside with Mother. It is a bitter blow to leave their London home, but soon they discover the hills and valleys, the canal and of course, the railway. But with the thrilling rush and rattle and roar of the trains comes danger too. Will the brave trio come to the rescue? And most importantly, can they solve the disappearance of their Father?
EDITH NESBIT was born in 1858. Her father died when she was only three and so her family moved all over England. Poverty was something she had known first hand, both as a child and as a young married woman with small children. Like the Railway Childrens' Mother, she was forced to try and sell her stories and poems to editors. Her first...
Title:The Railway ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.4 × 5.1 × 0.8 inPublished:September 10, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099572990

ISBN - 13:9780099572992


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honesty Pays A mother and three children have to move to the country and play at being poor, while father is away on unspecfied business. They save a train from disater and are befriended by the railway's company director, who takes an interest in thier lives. He eventually clears father of any wrong doing.
Date published: 2001-07-30

Editorial Reviews

• "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