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The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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Product description

Roberta, Peter and Phyllis don’t realise how happy their life in London is until their beloved father goes away unexpectedly. They move to a simple country cottage with Mother, and befriend the local railway porter, who goes by the name of Perks. But even though they have many exciting adventures, the mystery remains: where is Father, and will he ever return? E. Nesbit’s classic story, introduced by Jacqueline Wilson.

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Puffin Classics

Date published

February 4th, 2010



UK edition


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  1. Hayley 113303

    on 9 March 2014

    Good book

    4out of 5
  2. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 8 March 2014

    loved it

  3. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  4. Petula 113689

    on 7 March 2013

    Really Good!

  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. Avatar owl 761790

    on 7 March 2013

    its a good book

  7. Avatar lion 761782

    on 6 March 2013

    Sad when their father leaves but a happy ending :)

  8. Stargirl 113407

    on 6 March 2013

    marvellous and enchanting

    5out of 5
  9. Bellasara 113282

    on 5 March 2013

    A classic book by E. Nesbit. I love all the characters, and I’ve even seen this as a play!

    5out of 5
  10. Default avatar

    on 5 March 2013

    timeless classic

  11. Avatar cat 761729

    on 4 March 2013

    This has always been a favorite of mine. It’s got such an old-fashioned charm to it. I love all of E. Nesbit’s books!

    5out of 5
  12. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    So good that I saw it in the west end.

    5out of 5
  13. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 13 November 2011

    I have read this book and you just want to read on I love it that it is a classic I feel like its your own book. I love Bobbie and how she manages when she found out about her father you will find out if you read the book I would love to live in the countryside next to a railway and see the steam trains going to and forth.I love the book!!!

    5out of 5
  14. Love stargirl 113412

    on 27 February 2011

    A classic story of children that are out to find adventure when they move into the country after their Dad goes without an explanation, what more could you ask for? There is a sense of mystery, love for their mother and friendship that is always being built. I thought it was a really moving book with a really nice companionship between the children. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    4out of 5