The Railway Children
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The Railway Children

By E. Nesbit
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Book Description

Nearly a hundred years after its original publication, "The Railway Children" is still one of E. Nesbit's most beloved and delightful stories. Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis were very happy living in a comfortable house surrounded by a cook and servants and two loving parents, until one evening when there was a knock at the door and their father was mysteriously taken away by two men. Suddenly alone, their mother moves the family to a small cottage in the countryside. There, the children begin a series of exciting adventures, from saving a train filled with passengers from a landslide, to rescuing a baby from a fire, to aiding a penniless Russian exile, to eventually unraveling the mystery of their father's disappearance. Featuring a new jacket illustration by Caldecott medalist Paul O. Zelinsky, as well as all nineteen of the original black-and-white line drawings by C. E. Brock, this classic story is perfect for home and classroom libraries.

Table of Contents
  • THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
  • To my dear son Paul Bland, behind whose knowledge of railways my ignorance confidently shelters.
  • Contents
  • Chapter I. The beginning of things.
  • Chapter II. Peter's coal-mine.
  • Chapter III. The old gentleman.
  • Chapter IV. The engine-burglar.
  • Chapter V. Prisoners and captives.
  • Chapter VI. Saviours of the train.
  • Chapter VII. For valour.
  • Chapter VIII. The amateur firemen.
  • Chapter IX. The pride of Perks.
  • Chapter X. The terrible secret.
  • Chapter XI. The hound in the red jersey.
  • Chapter XII. What Bobbie brought home.
  • Chapter XIII. The hound's grandfather.
  • Chapter XIV. The End.
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