She grew up in mid 19th century England, yet Edith Nesbit was anything but the typical Victorian woman. Her social awareness and imagination were rich, and she pioneered a genre of children's literature in which magical elements intruded on what was otherwise a very real world; the creators of Mary Poppins, Harry Potter, and the land of Narnia all named her a source of inspiration. In this classic tale for readers up to 8, young Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis must give up their comfortable life after their father is taken away. But moving to a humble country cottage leads to exciting adventures, rescues, and a mystery to pursue.
The Railway Children
Author: E. Nesbit. C.E. Brock, illus.