The Story of the Treasure Seekers

The Story of the Treasure Seekers

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A legendary children's story of sibling adventure, by the enchanting author of The Railway Children and Five Children and It, which has delighted countless generations of children The Bastable children (Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius--H.O.) live in London with their widowed father. Too poor to attend school, the children are left to their own devices, and they spend their days coming up with ingenious plans to restore their father's fortune. Told from the first person perspective--which lends the narrative substantial bias--this was Nesbit's first work. Refreshingly free of Victorian sentimentality, yet still wonderfully evocative of a bygone era, the tale makes for timeless reading. amd ensures Nesbit's esteemed place in the canon of children's more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 124 x 194 x 18mm | 260g
  • Hesperus Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843914743
  • 9781843914747
  • 43,443

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"E. Nesbit remembered exactly what it felt like to be a child." --Jacqueline Wilson, author, Girls in Loveshow more

About E. Nesbit

E. Nesbit (1858-1924) was a prolific children's author, writing more than 60 books including Five Children and It and The Railway Children. Julia Donaldson has written such stories as the Smarties Prize-winning The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Spinderella, The Giants and the Joneses, and Night Monkey, Day more

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