Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Book Review - The Railway Children

The Railway ChildrenThe Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A perfect English children's book from early 1900.

Three children and their mother must move to lesser quarters in the country after the father has to go away leaving them quite poor. Their home is near a railway station and they are in love with the place from the beginning. They are smart and active children, and very well behaved, but they do have a number of exciting adventures.

While their mother is at home writing stories to sell for their income, the children make many friends at the railway station and among the people in the nearby town.

At the storey's end, the whereabouts of their father is known and the family is happily reunited.

The story is fun, educational and promotes good character traits. I loved it.

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1 comment:

  1. Ooooh! I love stories like this. I remember "The Boxcar Children" from my childhood, but that memory's a bit vague. This one looks like a gem!



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