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The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Product description

“Stand firm” said Peter, “and wave like mad!”

When their father mysteriously leaves home, Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter must move to a small cottage in the countryside with Mother. It is a bitter blow to leave their London home, but soon they discover the joys of the hills and valleys, the canal and of course, the railway. But with the thrilling rush and rattle and roar of the trains comes danger too. Can the plucky trio come to the rescue? And, most importantly, can they solve the mystery of why their father disappeared?

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Vintage Children's Classics

Date published

August 2nd, 2012



UK edition


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  1. Croc 113527

    on 9 March 2014

    Great book love it we read it in school and it was really good

  2. Croc 113527

    on 7 March 2014

    I liked it when children were waving to the train and seeing the gentleman’s hand from the window.

    5out of 5
  3. Pearl 113298

    on 26 March 2013

    It’s my pleasure to read this in school time with my class mates i loved it and i hope i read books like these :)

    4out of 5
  4. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 9 March 2013

    Great book!Love it!

  5. Avatar bat 761713

    on 7 March 2013

    Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are three children that have great adventures to do with the railway near their cottage-three chimneys. I would recommend as an age rating 10-14

    5out of 5
  6. Default avatar

    on 7 March 2013

    I love books which are based in the conrtyside!

  7. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 7 March 2013

    this is the best book ever

  8. Pirate2small 108060

    on 5 March 2013

    this book is about three children who go on a adventure the book is based in the country side and when your reading you can feel the surrondings i enjoyed reading this book