The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
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When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father's disappearance.

Includes an introduction by Jacqueline Wilson, as well as a literary guide and glossary in the endnotes. Illustrated by C.E. Brock.


About E. Nesbit

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E. Nesbit (1858-1924) is the beloved author of nearly 40 books, including Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet.
Published December 1, 2012 by Wordsworth Editions. 208 pages
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That's an adult judgement though - the children is the target age group will probably not mind - and it is a story which keeps you on the edge of your seat.

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