The Railway Children by E. Nesbit


The Railway Children by E. Nesbit

To tie in with the main Blog Post about the Railway Children film we are featuring the Railway Children Book. But there are hundreds of different ones all telling the same stoey. Here we feature 14 of the many.

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit  (Author)

 (Faber Children’s Classics

Publisher :             Faber & Faber; Main edition (5 May 2016)

Paperback :           336 pages

Reading age :       7 – 12 years

ISBN-10 : 0571331130

ISBN-13 : 978-0571331130


When Roberta, Peter and Phyllis’s father is taken away and they move to a tiny cottage in the countryside, the only advantage is the nearby railway. Join them on their adventures as they befriend all those who work with the trains, prevent a railway disaster and try to discover the truth behind their father’s disappearance.

The Railway Children, a much-loved children’s classic, was first published in 1906 and has never been out of print.

First published in serial form in “The London Magazine” during 1905, “The Railway Children” is a classic children’s story written by Edith Nesbit and first published as a novel in 1906. After their father is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying, the family relocate from London to Yorkshire. Once there, the children become friends with an elderly man who routinely rides the 9:15 train near their home and eventually helps prove their father’s innocence, reuniting the family. “The Railway Children” has been adapted for the screen six times, including two films and four television series. Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was an English poet and author. She is perhaps best remembered for her children’s literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. Other notable works by this author include: “The Prophet’s Mantle” (1885), “Something Wrong” (1886), and “The Marden Mystery” (1896). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.