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The Railway Children
The Railway Children
Author: E. Nesbit
The Classic adventures of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis - otherwise known as the railway children. — After father is suddenly and mysteriously forced to leave home, the children and their mother are transported from their comfortable London house to a cottage in the country. 'Three chimmneys' lies between a railway track - a contant source of pleasu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140621624
ISBN-10: 0140621628
Publication Date: 10/1998
Pages: 212

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Publisher: Pengiun
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 2
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miss-info avatar reviewed The Railway Children on + 386 more book reviews
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What happens when three siblings who basically want to be good and please their mother suddenly lack all supervision? They have more adventures in one summer than the rest of us have in a lifetime. Despite a little contrivance, the book is a fun read even for adults. When the children err they do their best to make things right with the adults around them. They wish to help others even at their own expense, yet still retain the essence of normal, sometimes-squabbling siblings. All in all, it's a wholesome read suitable for any age, although the younger set may not understand some of the British references and speech mannerisms.

The Masterpiece Theater version of this story very closely followed the book. If you enjoyed the simple charm of the movie, you'll enjoy the book just as well.

Do not confuse with The Boxcar Children! Two completely different stories.
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Wonderful story. My children loved this one.
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a beloved classic!
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great book.
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