The Railway Children

by E. Nesbit (author)

Suitable for 9 - 11 years

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

They were not railway children to begin with. When their Father mysteriously leaves home Roberta (everyone calls her 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 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. Will the brave trio come to the rescue? And most importantly, can they solve the disappearance of their Father?

BACKSTORY: Find out all about steam trains and learn what it was really like to be a child in Edwardian times.

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Vintage Children's Classics

Date published

August 2nd, 2012




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  1. Roodieroo
    on 9 March 2014

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

  2. Sushi21
    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. lauram8
    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. thunderball72
    on 9 March 2013

    Great book!Love it!

  5. ninjastickman
    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. powerpush22
    on 7 March 2013

    I love books which are based in the conrtyside!

  7. Helloioioi
    on 7 March 2013

    this is the best book ever

  8. Paradise56
    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