The Railway Children

The Railway Children

In this much-loved children's classic first published in 1906, the comfortable lives of three well-mannered siblings are greatly altered when, one evening, two men arrive at the house and take their father away. With the family's fortunes considerably reduced in his absence, the children and their mother are forced to live in a simple country cottage near a railway station. There the young trio — Roberta, Peter, and young Phyllis — befriend the porter and station master.
The youngsters' days are filled with adventure and excitement, including their successful attempt to avert a horrible train disaster; but the mysterious disappearance of their father continues to haunt them.
The solution to that painful puzzle and many other details and events of the children's lives come to vivid life in this perennial favorite, a story that has captivated generations of readers and, more recently, delighted television and movie audiences. In this inexpensive, unabridged edition, it will charm a whole new audience of young readers with its warmth and appeal.

Title:The Railway Children
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780486410227

    The Railway Children Reviews

  • Jan-Maat

    The shock involved in crying over a children's book that endorses theft, children soliciting favours from old men, and frequent acts of trespass on to Railway property is hard to describe.As is the di...

  • Manny

    Pilot for the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Railway Children versus Atlas ShruggedIt's a capacity crowd tonight at the Surrealist Boxing Stadium, and everyone's wondering if The Railway...

  • Dhanaraj Rajan

    Question: Why do I read Children's Literature?Answer: I read them because they are feel good stories and they fill you to the brim with hopes. They teach you great lessons through simple actions and e...

  • Dannii Elle

    Recently, I have been going through a phase of revisiting my favourite childhood reads to see if they still garner the same awe and satisfaction when read as an adult. This, I was happy to discover, i...

  • Muhammad Ahmed Siddiqui

    changed my mind this is a 5 STAR BOOK I am overwhelmed by the emotions and was hungover for a day. The whole journey throughout this book was magical. It was nostalgic. It was beautiful. This book te...

  • Becki

    One thing I've noticed while reading "the classics" is that most of them center around female characters. I find that interesting, especially when you look over American educational statistics and see...

  • Ivonne Rovira

    Children who have grown up with Matilda, The Dumb Bunnies or The Cat in the Hat can't really appreciate what an advance Edith Nesbit's The Railway Children actually was. For the first time, an author ...

  • Scarlet

    Listened to a Librivox recording of this classic during a nine-hour car ride. It kept me entertained throughout the journey (and also helped to keep carsickness at bay). I would probably have enjoyed ...

  • Roger Brunyate

    Nothing if not Strictly Truthful And something wonderful did happen exactly four days after she had said this. I wish I could say it was three days after, because in fairy tales it is always three day...

  • Luisa Knight

    Did you know that C.S. Lewis was greatly influenced by E. Nesbit’s literature? He adopted a similar writing style and mannerism to hers. In fact, he went as far as to mention the children in this st...