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The Railway Children

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Nearly a hundred years after its original publication, "The Railway Children" is still one of E. Nesbit's most beloved and delightful stories. Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis were very happy living in a comfortable house surrounded by a cook and servants and two loving parents, until one evening when there was a knock at the door and their father was mysteriously taken away by two men. Suddenly alone, their mother moves the family to a small cottage in the countryside. There, the children begin a series of exciting adventures, from saving a train filled with passengers from a landslide, to rescuing a baby from a fire, to aiding a penniless Russian exile, to eventually unraveling the mystery of their father's disappearance. Featuring a new jacket illustration by Caldecott medalist Paul O. Zelinsky, as well as all nineteen of the original black-and-white line drawings by C. E. Brock, this classic story is perfect for home and classroom libraries.

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Keywords

  • Brothers and sisters
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
  • Children's literature, English
  • Children's stories
  • Classic Literature
  • Country life
  • Country life -- England -- Fiction
  • England -- Fiction
  • Family
  • Family life
  • Family life -- Fiction
  • Fiction in English
  • GITenberg
  • History
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Juvenile literature
  • OverDrive
  • PR
  • PZ
  • Railroads
  • Railroads -- Fiction
  • Trains

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