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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 02/08/2012
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'"Stand firm'" said Peter, "and wave like mad!"' They were not railway children to begin with. When their Father mysteriously leaves home Roberta (everyone calls her Bobbie), Phyllis and Peter must move to a small cottage in the countryside with Mother. It is a bitter blow to leave their London home, but soon they discover the hills and valleys, the canal and of course, the railway. But with the thrilling rush and rattle and roar of the trains comes danger too. Will the brave trio come to the rescue? And most importantly, can they solve the disappearance of their Father? BACKSTORY: Find out all about steam trains and learn what it was really like to be a child in Edwardian times.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099572992
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 188 x 129 x 20 mm


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"It's a story that was written more than 100 years ago, yet The Railway Children commands the affections of the British people like few other fictions" * Daily Telegraph *
"Guaranteed to jerk a tear from the most stony-faced child" * Observer *
"The Railway Children was one of the first children's classics I ever read. I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it. I started reading the story and was immediately gripped. E. Nesbit remembered exactly what it felt like to be a child" -- Jacqueline Wilson
"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
"So what makes these different to any other set of classics? In a moment of inspiration Random House had the bright idea of actually asking Key stage 2 children what extra ingredients they could add to make children want to read. And does it work? Well, put it this way...my 13-year-old daughter announced that she had to read a book over the summer holiday and, without any prompting, spotted The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...and proceeded to read it! Now, if you knew my 13-year-old daughter, you would realise that this is quite remarkable. She reads texts, blogs and tags by the thousand - but this is the first book she has read since going to high school, so all hail Vintage Classics!" * National Association for the Teaching of English *

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“Fun to read”

Roberta, Peter and Phyllis do not have an alternative. They have to follow her mother to live in an old farmhouse after their father disappeared mysteriously. But life in the countryside is not as boring as they... More

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“'A truly beautiful tale of a family on a magnificent journey' - L.J. Emmett's Review of The Railway Children by E. Nesbit”

'The Railway Children' is a sunny, delightful, human story of a family who when down on their luck, go to a railway, and it's there, the journey begins...
I love this story. It's wonderful and... More

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