The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix and the Carpet

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Puffin Classics bring together the very best children's stories for a whole new generation. In this sequel to FIVE CHILDREN AND IT, the magical adventures of siblings Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother continue.
It's startling enough to have a phoenix hatch in your house, but even more startling when it talks and reveals that you have a magic carpet on the floor. The vain and ancient bird accompanies the children on a series of adventures through time and space which, magic being what it is, rarely turn out as they were meant . . .

Introduced by award-winning fantasy writer, Robin McKinley.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 176 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Puffin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • black and white line drawings
  • 014134086X
  • 9780141340869
  • 69,643

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The Puffin Classics series is a perfect marriage of the old and the new. Enjoy some of the best books from the past and find out why and how they inspired some of the best writers of the present -- Julia Eccleshare * Lovereading4Kids *
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About E. Nesbit

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, THE TREASURE SEEKERS, was published in 1899 to great acclaim. Other books featuring the Bastable children followed, and a series of magical fantasy books, including FIVE CHILDREN AND IT also became very popular. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN was first published monthly in the LONDON MAGAZINE in 1905, and published as a book in 1906 and has been in print ever since.
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7,656 ratings
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2 4% (274)
1 1% (89)
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