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The Story of the Amulet By E. Nesbit
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At the beginning of this book the children's father, a journalist, has gone overseas to cover the war in Manchuria. Their mother has gone to Madeira to recuperate from an illness, taking with her... More > their younger brother, the Lamb. The children are living with an old Nurse who has set up a boardinghouse in central London. Her only remaining boarder is a scholarly Egyptologist who has filled his bedsit with ancient artifacts. During the course of the book, the children get to know the "poor learned gentleman" and befriend him and call him Jimmy.< Less
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare By E. Nesbit
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This is a lovely 19th century retelling of some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays crafted to be told in the common tongue and geared toward the minds of children. While many of... More > Shakespear’s plays include tragedy, death and deceit, the author includes the whole tale both good and bad, dark and light and educates children of some of the most fantastic lines in history. Includes a number of illustrations. To gain inspiration in the famous words of Shakespeare, the author also includes quotes and how they affect specific aspects of human existence. Nesbit is most widely known for her works in the development of children’s literature and has spawned the dawn of what we now know as Childrens Books. Biography included.< Less
The Book of DRAGONS By E. Nesbit
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Eight childrens tales of different and unpredictable dragons. Each chapter of the book identifies the dragon and presents specific relationships and predicaments both dragon and human are forced to... More > resolve. This 19th century book is one of a large numbers of books by the same author, most of which are geared toward the enhancement of childhood and helped bring about true childrens tales.< Less
Five Children and It By E. Nesbit
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Like Nesbit's Railway Children, the story begins when a group of children move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit, the five children--Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane,... More > and their baby brother, the Lamb--uncover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent sand-fairy known as the Psammead, who has the ability to grant wishes. However, the Psammead has been buried for so long, he is no longer able to grant individual wishes. Instead, he persuades the children to take one wish per day, to share amongst the lot of them, with the caveat that the wishes will turn to stone at sundown. This, apparently, used to be the rule in the Stone Age, when all children wished for was food, the bones of which would then become fossils. However, when the children's first wish--to be "as beautiful as the day"--ends at sundown, it simply vanishes, leading the Psammead to observe that some wishes are too fanciful to be changed to stone< Less
The Phoenix and the Carpet By E. Nesbit
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The Phoenix and the Carpet is a fantasy novel for children, written in 1904 by E. Nesbit. It is the second in a trilogy of novels that began with Five Children and It (1902), and follows the... More > adventures of the same five protagonists – Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace the one from the nursery that was destroyed in an accidental fire. The children find an egg in the carpet which hatches into a talking Phoenix. The Phoenix explains that the carpet is a magical one that will grant them three wishes per day. The five children go on many adventures which eventually wears out their magical carpet. The adventures of the children are continued and conclude in the third book of the trilogy, The Story of the Amulet (1906).< Less
Five Children and It By E. Nesbit
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Like Nesbit's Railway Children, the story begins when a group of children move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit, the five children--Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane,... More > and their baby brother, the Lamb--uncover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent sand-fairy known as the Psammead, who has the ability to grant wishes. However, the Psammead has been buried for so long, he is no longer able to grant individual wishes. Instead, he persuades the children to take one wish per day, to share amongst the lot of them, with the caveat that the wishes will turn to stone at sundown. This, apparently, used to be the rule in the Stone Age, when all children wished for was food, the bones of which would then become fossils. However, when the children's first wish--to be "as beautiful as the day"--ends at sundown, it simply vanishes, leading the Psammead to observe that some wishes are too fanciful to be changed to stone.< Less
The Story of the Amulet By E. Nesbit
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At the beginning of this book the children's father, a journalist, has gone overseas to cover the war in Manchuria. Their mother has gone to Madeira to recuperate from an illness, taking with her... More > their younger brother, the Lamb. The children are living with an old Nurse who has set up a boardinghouse in central London. Her only remaining boarder is a scholarly Egyptologist who has filled his bedsit with ancient artifacts. During the course of the book, the children get to know the "poor learned gentleman" and befriend him and call him Jimmy.< Less
The Phoenix and the Carpet By E. Nesbit
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The Phoenix and the Carpet is a fantasy novel for children, written in 1904 by E. Nesbit. It is the second in a trilogy of novels that began with Five Children and It (1902), and follows the... More > adventures of the same five protagonists – Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace the one from the nursery that was destroyed in an accidental fire. The children find an egg in the carpet which hatches into a talking Phoenix. The Phoenix explains that the carpet is a magical one that will grant them three wishes per day. The five children go on many adventures which eventually wears out their magical carpet. The adventures of the children are continued and conclude in the third book of the trilogy, The Story of the Amulet (1906).< Less
The Psammead By E. Nesbit
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The Psammead, or the Gifts was originally published as stories to the Strand Magazine in 1900. The three resulting stories in the trilogy are expanded versions of those stories. They include Five... More > Children and It (1902), The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904) and the Story of the Amulet (1906). These childrens stories involve five children who move to the countryside and find a magical fairy that initially grants them wishes, however each one goes terribly wrong. Then they get a new carpet for the play room and find an egg inside which hatches into a Phoenix and turns the carpet into a magical and fantastic ride. The Phoenix also gives comical resulting wishes. Finally, Psammead returns for the final episode and the children experience adventure and excitement as they delve into the world of fantastic happenings.< Less
The Book of Dragons By E. Nesbit
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Eight illustrated childrens tales of different and unpredictable dragons. Each chapter of the book identifies the dragon and presents specific relationships and predicaments both dragon and human... More > are forced to resolve. This 19th century book is one of a large numbers of books by the same author, most of which are geared toward the enhancement of childhood and helped bring about true childrens tales.< Less

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