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It's startling enough to have a Phoenix hatch in your house, but even more startling when it reveals you have a magic carpet on the floor. Conceited it may be, but the Phoenix is also good-hearted, and obligingly accompanies the children on their adventures through time and space-which, magic being what it is, rarely turn out as they were meant...

Synopsis:

From the children's nursery carpet there falls a mysterious egg which is hatched to reveal a Phoenix who explains that the carpet posesses magic qualities. And so begins a series of fantastic adventures as the carpet transports the group to many different places.

About the Author

Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924), was a mischievous, tomboyish child who grew up to be an unconventional adult. She and her husband were founder members of the socialist Fabian Society and their home became a centre for socialist and literary discussion. Their friends included some of the time’s greatest writers and thinkers, including George Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells.

Everything about Edith showed her as a woman trying to break out of the mould demanded by English society at the time – she expressed her individuality through her clothes, hairstyle, lifestyle and her habit of speaking forcefully on almost any subject. She lived her socialism and late in life her charitable deeds brought her close to bankrupcy.

E. Nesbit – she always used the plain initial for her writing and was sometimes thought to be a man – started to write for children after years of successful writing for adult magazines. She was asked to write about her childhood but instead of facts chose to describe her happy girlhood in fiction. The result was books still read today, firm bestsellers for decades. She was brilliant at combining real-life situations with elements of fantasy and humour. Films –such as The Railway Children - have kept her stories in the public eye and her magical fantasies, including Five Children and It, continue to delight each new generation of children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140367393
Author:
Nesbit, Edith
Author:
MacDonald, Patricia
Illustrator:
Millar, H. R.
Author:
Nesbit, E.
Author:
Millar, H. R.
Publisher:
Puffin
Location:
London
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
England
Subject:
Phoenix
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Puffin Classics Series
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19960801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.67x5.17x.71 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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