Have you ever wanted to help someone but ended up making things worse?
In this collection of short tales we follow the Bastable children who find themselves in exactly that situation.
Even though the siblings try to do good, they always end up getting into trouble. This time, they get arrested, try fortune-telling, spend a spooky night at an old windmill, and try to change their horrible cousin Archibald. Each story offers deep insight into hilarious characters.
Sharing similar themes with Mark Twain’s ”The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” this is a funny and engaging book revolving around children, but for every adventurer. Born in Kennington in 1858, Edith Nesbit wrote and co-authored over 60 beloved adventures at the beginning of the 20th century. Among her most popular books are ”The Story of the Treasure-Seekers” (1899), ”The Phoenix and the Carpet” (1904), and ”The Railway Children” (1906). Many of her works became adapted to musicals, movies, and TV shows. Along with her husband Hubert Bland, she was among the first members of the Fabian society - a socialist debating club. A path in London close to her home was named ”Railway Children Walk” in her honor, manifesting her legacy as one of the pioneers within the children’s fantasy genre.
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