Nonficionado Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | May 12, 2015

    Mark Bittman: IMG Six Things You Can Do to Join the Food Movement Today



    People ask me all the time what they can do to help improve the food system. Given that some of the problems that need fixing (like unsustainable... Continue »
    1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$12.50
List price: $17.95
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Children's Middle Readers- General
1 Hawthorne Children's Middle Readers- General

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

The House of Arden (New York Review Children's Collection)

by

The House of Arden (New York Review Children's Collection) Cover

ISBN13: 9781590172025
ISBN10: 1590172027
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 2 left in stock at $12.50!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The famous Arden family treasure has been missing for generations, and the last members of the Arden line, Edred, Elfrida, and their Aunt Edith, have nothing to their names but the crumbling castle they live in. Just before his tenth birthday, Edred inherits the title of Lord Arden; he also learns that the missing fortune will be his if — and only if — he can find it before the turns ten. With no time to lose, Edred and Elfrida secure the help of a magical talking creature, the temperamental Mouldiwarp, who leads them on a treasure hunt through the ages. Together, brother and sister visit some of the most thrilling periods of history and test their wits against real witches, highwaymen, and renegades. They find plenty of adventure, but will they find the treasure before Edreds birthday?

Synopsis:

US

Synopsis:

The famous Arden family treasure has been missing for generations, and the last members of the Arden line, Edred, Elfrida, and their Aunt Edith, have nothing to their names but the crumbling castle they live in. Just before his tenth birthday, Edred inherits the title of Lord Arden; he also learns that the missing fortune will be his if--and only if--he can find it before the turns ten. With no time to lose, Edred and Elfrida secure the help of a magical talking creature, the temperamental Mouldiwarp, who leads them on a treasure hunt through the ages. Together, brother and sister visit some of the most thrilling periods of history and test their wits against real witches, highwaymen, and renegades. They find plenty of adventure, but will they find the treasure before Edred's birthday?

About the Author

Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was an English author and poet whose childrens works were published under the name E. Nesbit. Born in London, she became active in politics, and in 1884 helped to found the Fabian Society. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, her best known including The Railway Children and The Story of the Treasure Seekers. Several of her books have been made into films.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

lifeboatb, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by lifeboatb)
Another charming, humorous tale of English childhood by E. Nesbit. This one features time travel, so a rudimentary understanding of English history will be helpful to the reader. The book was published around 1907, and some details of the story, such as how to print Kodak film, might have to be explained to modern children. The magical adventures are truly delightful and imaginative, though the tone is perhaps a bit more serious than in some of Nesbit's other works.

The New York Review version of this book is well-designed, with a winsome modern cover and illustrated endpapers. The typography is excellent, and both matches the story and makes for easy reading. However, there are no illustrations, which is a bit of a disappointment.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590172025
Author:
Nesbit, E
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Author:
Various
Author:
New York Review Book
Author:
Nesbit, E.
Author:
Nesbit, Edith
Subject:
General
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Time travel
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
fantasy;fiction;children s;children s literature;time travel;magic;children;children s fiction;england;british
Copyright:
Series:
New York Review Children's Collection
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
8.56x5.82x.74 in. .87 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

Other books you might like

  1. Mistress Masham's Repose (New York...
    Sale Hardcover $8.98
  2. Midnight Folk Used Trade Paper $3.50

Related Subjects

Children's » General
Children's » Middle Readers » General

The House of Arden (New York Review Children's Collection) Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$12.50 In Stock
Product details 260 pages New York Review of Books - English 9781590172025 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , The famous Arden family treasure has been missing for generations, and the last members of the Arden line, Edred, Elfrida, and their Aunt Edith, have nothing to their names but the crumbling castle they live in. Just before his tenth birthday, Edred inherits the title of Lord Arden; he also learns that the missing fortune will be his if--and only if--he can find it before the turns ten. With no time to lose, Edred and Elfrida secure the help of a magical talking creature, the temperamental Mouldiwarp, who leads them on a treasure hunt through the ages. Together, brother and sister visit some of the most thrilling periods of history and test their wits against real witches, highwaymen, and renegades. They find plenty of adventure, but will they find the treasure before Edred's birthday?
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.