The Railway Children

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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 147.3 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 340.2g
  • North-South Books (Nord-Sud Verlag AG)
  • Seastar Books
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Anniversary edition
  • b&w
  • 1587172801
  • 9781587172809
  • 1,552,204

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