The Phoenix and the Carpet (Puffin Classics)

4.06 avg rating
( 7,956 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780140367393: The Phoenix and the Carpet (Puffin Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

After they discover a mysterious phoenix egg wrapped in a magic wish carpet, Robert, Anthea, Cyril, and Jane embark on a series of adventures in which anything is possible

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924), was a mischievous, tomboyish child who grew up to be an unconventional adult. She and her husband were founder members of the socialist Fabian Society and their home became a centre for socialist and literary discussion. Their friends included some of the time’s greatest writers and thinkers, including George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells.

Everything about Edith showed her as a woman trying to break out of the mould demanded by English society at the time – she expressed her individuality through her clothes, hairstyle, lifestyle and her habit of speaking forcefully on almost any subject. She lived her socialism and late in life her charitable deeds brought her close to bankrupcy.

E. Nesbit – she always used the plain initial for her writing and was sometimes thought to be a man – started to write for children after years of successful writing for adult magazines. She was asked to write about her childhood but instead of facts chose to describe her happy girlhood in fiction. The result was books still read today, firm bestsellers for decades. She was brilliant at combining real-life situations with elements of fantasy and humour. Films –such as The Railway Children - have kept her stories in the public eye and her magical fantasies, including Five Children and It, continue to delight each new generation of children.

From AudioFile:

Four British children acquire a magic carpet and embark on a series of adventures, most of which don't turn out as planned. Although the style and setting are dated, the writing is witty and displays a genuine, timeless sympathy with childish sensibilities. Ward's reading is something short of fully voiced but is very listenable. Her voice is pleasant; her tone and pacing are good. Don't use this selection to recruit new audiobook fans from the ranks of Saturday morning cartoon devotees. But the child who is ready for rich language, a slow pace, and gentle humor will find it a pleasant diversion. J.N. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781374919860: The Phoenix and the Carpet

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1374919861 ISBN 13:  9781374919860
Publisher: Pinnacle Press, 2017
Hardcover

9780140350623: The Phoenix and the Carpet (Puffin Classics)

Puffin, 1985
Softcover

9781543073577: The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904). By: Edith Nesbit: The Phoenix and the Carpet is a fantasy novel for children, written in 1904 by E. Nesbit.

Create..., 2017
Softcover

9781537534138: Edith Nesbit - The Phoenix and the Carpet

Create..., 2016
Softcover

9781421838441: The Phoenix and the Carpet

1st Wo..., 2007
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Nesbit, E.
Published by Puffin (1996)
ISBN 10: 014036739X ISBN 13: 9780140367393
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 014036739X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 7.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Nesbit, Edith
Published by Puffin Books (1996)
ISBN 10: 014036739X ISBN 13: 9780140367393
New Trade paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
MVE Inc
(Hickory, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin Books, 1996. Trade paperback. Condition: New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 289 p. Contains: Illustrations. Puffin Classics (Paperback). Audience: Children/juvenile. Seller Inventory # Alibris_355130000070

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Nesbit, E.
Published by Puffin
ISBN 10: 014036739X ISBN 13: 9780140367393
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Brats Bargain Books
(Waresboro, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 014036739X Never Read-may have light shelf wear-publishers mark- Good Copy- I ship FAST with FREE tracking!. Seller Inventory # SKU000036890

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 3.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.59
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

E. Nesbit, H. R. Millar (Illustrator)
Published by Puffin (1996)
ISBN 10: 014036739X ISBN 13: 9780140367393
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX014036739X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

E. Nesbit
Published by Puffin (1996)
ISBN 10: 014036739X ISBN 13: 9780140367393
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin, 1996. Condition: New. H. R. Millar (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M014036739X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Nesbit, E.
Published by Puffin
ISBN 10: 014036739X ISBN 13: 9780140367393
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 014036739X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1807315

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds