When Father has to go away for a time, the three children and their mother leave their London house and go to live in a small house in the country. They seek solace in the nearby railway station, making friends with Perks the porter and with the station master himself. But the mystery remains: where is their father and is he ever going to return?
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"It's a story that was written more than 100 years ago, yet The Railway Children commands the affections of the British people like few other fictions" ( Daily Telegraph)
"Guaranteed to jerk a tear from the most stony-faced child" ( Observer)
" The Railway Children was one of the first children's classics I ever read. I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy it. I started reading the story and was immediately gripped. E. Nesbit remembered exactly what it felt like to be a child" (Jacqueline Wilson)
"Her child characters were remarkable in her day because they are so entirely human. They are intelligent, vain, aggressive, humorous, witty, cruel, compassionate. . . in fact, they are like adults" (Gore Vidal)
"So what makes these different to any other set of classics? In a moment of inspiration Random House had the bright idea of actually asking Key stage 2 children what extra ingredients they could add to make children want to read. And does it work? Well, put it this way...my 13-year-old daughter announced that she had to read a book over the summer holiday and, without any prompting, spotted The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...and proceeded to read it! Now, if you knew my 13-year-old daughter, you would realise that this is quite remarkable. She reads texts, blogs and tags by the thousand - but this is the first book she has read since going to high school, so all hail Vintage Classics!" ( National Association for the Teaching of English)
The story of three children unhappily wrenched from their London home, who discover a new life in the countryside and become the Railway Children
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Book Description Puffin, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reissue. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140366717
Book Description Puffin Classics, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. reissue edition. 288 pages. 8.00x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140366717
Book Description Puffin. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140366717. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140366716
Book Description Puffin, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140366717
Book Description Puffin, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140366717