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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 literature.
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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 Monkey.Review:
"Her child characters were remarkable in her day because they are so entirely human. They are intelligent, vain, aggressive, humorous, witty, cruel, compassionate . . . in fact, they are like adults." —Gore Vidal
"E. Nesbit remembered exactly what it felt like to be a child." —Jacqueline Wilson, author, Girls in Love
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Book Description Hesperus Minor, 2014. Paperback. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 1843914743_abe_bn
Book Description Hesperus Minor, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1843914743
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-1843914743