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The Story of the Treasure Seekers


The Story of the Treasure Seekers

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    Edith Nesbit(Author)
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I loved the direct first-person narrative in the clear, forthright tones of Oswald Bastable (Jacqueline Wilson)If Britain is to children's fantasy as Brazil is to football, then Edith Nesbit is our Pele - endlessly surprising and inventive. But she is more than that. There were fantasy writers before Edith Nesbit but she is the one that brought the magical and the mundane together in a moment of nuclear fusion. She opened the door in the magic wardrobe, pointed the way to platform nine and three quarters. She even had a hand in building the Tardis. And these are among her minor achievements. She is also simply the funniest writer we have ever had, while being the one who could most easily and sweetly break your heart with a phrase. Just try saying "Daddy oh my Daddy" without catching your breath. She made the magic worlds feel as near as the Lewisham Road and she bathed the Lewisham Road in magic (Frank Cottrell-Boyce)I love E. Nesbit (Neil Gaiman) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • PDF | 172 pages
  • Edith Nesbit(Author)
  • BiblioLife (18 Aug. 2008)
  • English
  • 7
  • Children's Books

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  • By angela on 18 May 2013

    I personally didn't like this book I found it utterly boring. just because I didn't like it doesn't mean to say that others might.

  • By Simon Barrett 'Il Penseroso' on 2 August 2012

    When I was given this as a child sixty odd years ago I found the humour a bit ingratiating after the emotional shocks of The Railway Children (shield your children from the awful film* until they've read the book), neither does it have the supernatural thrills and chills of (my favourite) The Story of the Amulet. I think as grandfather-in-waiting I'll enjoy it more, though from the author's perspective, but it still jars. A children's book? Hmm. Give 'em Emil, I say[Though of course Just William was written for adults. But why are folks reading books like Emil and Just William TO children? These are books you read to yourself, preferably when you ought to be doing something else. Make books illicit!]*Some of us still remember the 1951 TV version with Jean Anderson, though I only saw one episode, two at most; the 1968 version, good as Agutter probably was, again I thought a travesty, though at least it didn't have Bernard Cribbins as embarrassingly hamming it as Stanley Holloway in Brief Encounter

  • By C. Salter on 10 December 2010

    I don't know why we don't get any product descriptions of Kindle books, but to save you having to look up the paper version, here's what Amazon tells us there:Product DescriptionWhen their father's business fails, the six Bastable children decide to restore the family fortunes. But although they think of many ingenious ways to do so, their well meant efforts are either more fun than profitable, or lead to trouble...About the AuthorEDITH NESBIT was a mischievous child who grew up into an unconventional adult. With her husband, Hubert Bland, she was one of the founder members of the socialist Fabian Society; their household became a centre of the socialist and literary circles of the times. E. Nesbit turned late to children's writing. Her first children's book, THE TREASURE SEEKERS, was published in 1899 to great acclaim. Other books featuring the Bastable children followed, and a series of magical fantasy books, including FIVE CHILDREN AND IT also became very popular. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN was first published monthly in the LONDON MAGAZINE in 1905, and published as a book in 1906 and has been in print ever since.

  • By Rosie-the-philosopher on 30 March 2011

    For a free Kindle edition, this is good. There are some odd line breaks and typos and there isn't an active table of contents but there's nothing major wrong, I've seen paid for Kindle books that were worse.As for the book itself, it's brilliant. The six Bastable children decide to restore their family's lost fortune and try a different method in each chapter - including digging for treasure in their Lewisham back garden.

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