The Railway Children

The Railway Children PDF
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349009317
Size: 77.25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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'By turns sweet and serious, this much-loved classic is above all a celebration of kindness and hope' KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE 'Edith Nesbit was endlessly surprising and inventive . . . She is also simply the funniest writer we have ever had, while being the one who could most easily and sweetly break your heart with a phrase ... Just try saying "Daddy, oh my Daddy" without catching your breath' FRANK COTTRELL_BOYCE WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS BY C. E. BROCK, REPRODUCED FROM THE ORIGINAL EDITION When their father is suddenly taken away, the children's lives change overnight. Unable to afford their London home, the family must move to a small cottage in the Yorkshire countryside. Hiding their sadness from their mother, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis roam the fields all day. Every morning they can be seen waving as the 9.15 train roars past, imagining that it will can carry their love to their father, wherever he may be. The trio become a familiar sight and their bravery and quick-thinking avert a railway disaster. There is a kind old gentleman passenger never fails to wave back - little do the children realise how much his friendship will mean to them, especially in solving the mystery to their father's disappearance. This collection of the best in children's literature, curated by Virago, will be coveted by children and adults alike. These are timeless tales with beautiful covers, that will be treasured and shared across the generations. Some titles you will already know; some will be new to you, but there are stories for everyone to love, whatever your age. Our list includes Nina Bawden (Carrie's War, The Peppermint Pig), Rumer Godden (An Episode of Sparrows), Joan Aiken (The Serial Garden, The Gift Giving) E. Nesbit (The Psammead Trilogy, The Bastable Trilogy, The Railway Children), Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Little Princess,The Secret Garden) and Susan Coolidge (The What Katy Did Trilogy). Discover Virago Children's Classics.

The Railway Children

The Railway Children PDF
Author: Edith Nesbit
Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
ISBN: 8726553783
Size: 25.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis’ dad is suddenly and unexpectedly sent to prison, the children are suddenly pulled away from their comfortable suburban life. They move with their mother to the "Three Chimneys," a countryside house that sits near the railway. As the children settle into their new life, the railway allows them to meet and befriend a series of characters, some of whom need their help, and some whom might just be able to help them. First published in 1905 as a serial, "The Railway Children" has been popular with readers from its beginning. It has been adapted to the screen and the stage several times, and remain a children’s favourite to this day. Edith Nesbit Bland (1858-1924) was a British author, activist and poet, who published an extensive amount of children’s books under the pen name "E. Nesbit", which are still widely read today. Amongst her most famous novels are "The Railway Children," "The Story of the Treasure Seekers," and "Five Children and It".

Die Eisenbahnkinder

Die Eisenbahnkinder PDF
Author: Edith Nesbit
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783458353195
Size: 25.72 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 203
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The Railway Children With All Original Illustrations

The Railway Children  With All Original Illustrations  PDF
Author: Edith Nesbit
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 802722179X
Size: 12.18 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 148
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"The Railway Children" tells the story of a family who move from London to "The Three Chimneys", a house near the railway in Yorkshire, after the father, who works at the Foreign Office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home, and he tries to help them prove their father's innocence. The family takes care of a Russian exile who came to England looking for his family and Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman. Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was the author of world famous books for children - the tales of fantastical adventures, journeys back in time and travel to magical worlds.

Ladybird Classics The Railway Children

Ladybird Classics  The Railway Children PDF
Author:
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0723290407
Size: 62.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 72
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This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations throughout bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

English Classics The Railway Children

English Classics  The Railway Children PDF
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Gramedia pustaka utama
ISBN: 6020634175
Size: 32.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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“A man has to be very careful, not only of his fists, but of his words.”

The Railway Children

The Railway Children PDF
Author: Joan Collins
Publisher: Ladybird Books
ISBN: 9780723270867
Size: 21.98 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Adventure stories
Languages : en
Pages : 72
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This Ladybird Classic is an abridged retelling of the classic story of The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit, making it perfect for introducing the story to younger children, or for newly confident readers to tackle alone. Beautiful new illustrations throughout and a gorgeous larger format with ribbon marker bring the magic of this classic story to a new generation of children.

The Return Of The Railway Children

The Return of the Railway Children PDF
Author: Lou Kuenzler
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 1407186426
Size: 22.23 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Return to the magic of THE RAILWAY CHILDREN in this heartwarming sequel by Lou Kuenzler. In the depths of WWII, 12-year-old Edie is nervous at the prospect of being sent to live with an unknown aunt whilst her mother flies planes for the ATA. Aunt Roberta welcomes Edie with open arms, but does a dark secret lurk at the heart of the village?

The Railway Children

The Railway Children PDF
Author: E Nesbit
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 63.28 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 130
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They were not railway children to begin with. I don't suppose they had ever thought about railways except as a means of getting to Maskelyne and Cook's, the Pantomime, Zoological Gardens, and Madame Tussaud's. They were just ordinary suburban children, and they lived with their Father and Mother in an ordinary red-brick-fronted villa, with coloured glass in the front door, a tiled passage that was called a hall, a bath-room with hot and cold water, electric bells, French windows, and a good deal of white paint, and 'every modern convenience', as the house-agents say. There were three of them. Roberta was the eldest. Of course, Mothers never have favourites, but if their Mother HAD had a favourite, it might have been Roberta. Next came Peter, who wished to be an Engineer when he grew up; and the youngest was Phyllis, who meant extremely well. Mother did not spend all her time in paying dull calls to dull ladies, and sitting dully at home waiting for dull ladies to pay calls to her. She was almost always there, ready to play with the children, and read to them, and help them to do their home-lessons. Besides this she used to write stories for them while they were at school, and read them aloud after tea, and she always made up funny pieces of poetry for their birthdays and for other great occasions, such as the christening of the new kittens, or the refurnishing of the doll's house, or the time when they were getting over the mumps. These three lucky children always had everything they needed: pretty clothes, good fires, a lovely nursery with heaps of toys, and a Mother Goose wall-paper. They had a kind and merry nursemaid, and a dog who was called James, and who was their very own. They also had a Father who was just perfect-never cross, never unjust, and always ready for a game-at least, if at any time he was NOT ready, he always had an excellent reason for it, and explained the reason to the children so interestingly and funnily that they felt sure he couldn't help himself.

The Railway Children With Audio Level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library

The Railway Children   With Audio Level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library PDF
Author: Edith Nesbit
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194631990
Size: 64.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 80
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A level 3 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by John Escott. 'We have to leave our house in London,' Mother said to the children. 'We're going to live in the country, in a little house near a railway line.' And so begins a new life for Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis. They become the railway children - they know all the trains, Perks the station porter is their best friend, and they have many adventures on the railway line. But why has their father had to go away? Where is he, and will he ever come back?

The Railway Children

The Railway Children PDF
Author: Edith Nesbit
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781514860762
Size: 23.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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The Railway Children is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906. It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version is the best known. The story concerns a family who move to "Three Chimneys", a house near the railway, after the father, who works at the Foreign office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home; he is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited. The family take care of a Russian exile, Mr Szczepansky, who came to England looking for his family and Jim. The theme of an innocent man being falsely imprisoned for espionage and finally vindicated might have been influenced by the Dreyfus Affair, which was a prominent worldwide news item a few years before the book was written.

The Railway Children Edith Nesbit Stage 2

The Railway Children   Edith Nesbit  Stage 2  PDF
Author: Edith Nesbit
Publisher: Maviçatı Yayınları
ISBN: 6052942967
Size: 16.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 52
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Peter, Phyllis and Roberta’s lives change overnight when their father is taken away by two strangers. They move from the comfort of their London home to a small country cottage, and are left to their own devices while their mother writes day and night to support the family. But with their new poverty comes more freedom than they ever dreamed of, and the railway line at the bottom of their garden offers the trio a world of new friendships that will change their lives forever.