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The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Complete and Unabridged (Puffin Classics)

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When their father's business fails, the six Bastable children decide to restore the family fortunes. But although they think of many ingenious ways to do so, their well-meant efforts are either more fun than profitable, or lead to trouble — until one adventure has quite unexpected results.

Synopsis:

When their father's business fails, the six Bastable children decide to restore the family fortune. But although they think of many ingenious ways to do so, their well-meant efforts are often more fun than profitable - until one adventure has quite unexpected results.

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:
9780140367065
Author:
Nesbit, Edith
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Leslie, Cecil
Author:
Leslie, Cecil
Author:
Nesbit, E.
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Series:
Puffin Classics
Publication Date:
19960231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.78x5.16x.60 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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