The Story Of The Amulet by E. NesbitThe Story Of The Amulet by E. Nesbit

The Story Of The Amulet

byE. NesbitIllustratorH. R. Millar

Paperback | August 1, 1996


At the end of Five Children and It the five children promised not to ask the Psammead for another wish as long as they lived, but expressed a half wish to see it again some time. They find 'it' again in a pet shop in Camden Town, and their magic adventures start over again. 'It' leads them to a magic amulet - half of it actually - which they use it to try and find the other half. It takes them back to ancient Egypt and Babylon. The Queen of Babylon visits them in London, bringing all her ancient customs with her - which is awkward. They visit the lost continent of Atlantis. They see Julius Caesar in the flesh, but none of these adventures run smoothly, and if they forget the 'word of power' or lose the amulet, what would happen to them?
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, TH...
Title:The Story Of The AmuletFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140367527

ISBN - 13:9780140367522

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Good Book It's adventurous and exciting, and I definitely enjoyed it, but it's not one of my favourite children's novels.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Story of the Amulet My friends and I read this book when we were in grade five. Since then we've read it over and over again never forgeting the wonderful world the E.Nesbit created with her characters! Read it- you'll not be sorry!
Date published: 1999-08-11

From Our Editors

Just imagine spending a long, hot, boring summer in stifling old London when everyone else you know has gone away to the seaside or to Europe — or anywhere but home! This is the predicament of the restless children in E. Nesbit's marvellous tale of magic and adventure, until the wonderful discovery of an ancient, magical amulet brings the children wishes. But as in Five Children and It and The Enchanted Castle, the children quickly find that semantics often get in the way of one’s heart’s desire — and that wishes must be very, very specific in order to be fun! Presented in this Puffin Classics edition, The Story of the Amulet shines with as much glittering enchantment as it can hold, with the delightfully human protagonists adding plenty of comic colour and a satisfying sense of wonder to this modern version of an old-fashioned fairy tale.