Edith Nesbit Eight madcap tales of unpredictable dragons--including one made of ice, another that takes refuge in the General Post Office, and a fire-breathing monster that flies out of an enchanted book and eats an entire soccer team! Marvelous adventure and excitement for make-believers of all ages. 24 illustrations. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)
Edith Nesbit If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When their father goes away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis have to move with their mother from their London home to a cottage in the countryside. At the local station the children make friends with the porter, Perks, and spend their time waving to the passengers on the trains. But although they have many adventures on the railway, one question still remains is their father ever coming back? The latest welcome addition to the popular Oxford Children's Classics series.
Edith Nesbit The story begins when a group of children move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit the five children – Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane and their baby brother, known as the Lamb – uncover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent Psammead or sand-fairy, who has the ability to grant wishes. He persuades the children to take one wish each day to be shared among them, with the caveat that the wishes will turn to stone at sunset. This, apparently, used to be the rule in the Stone Age, when all children wished for was food, the bones of which then became fossils. However, when the five children's first wish, to be "as beautiful as the day", ends at sunset, its effects simply vanish, leading the Psammead to observe that some wishes are too fanciful to be changed to stone.
Edith Nesbit The book tells the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family. The story is told from a child's point of view.
Edith Nesbit While the childrens mother and father are out of the country the children are staying with the "old nurse" in her boarding house. There is only one other boarder, an old Egyptoligist, whom the children soon befriend. They learn of an amulet that has the ability to grant their hearts desire, and soon buy it. After making the purchase, they learn that it is the only surviving half of the amulet. Though the half of the amulet cannot grant their hearts desire, it can serve as a magic portal permitting time travel. In this book, the five children, Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb conclude their trilogy of adventures.
Edith Nesbit This book is a fantasy novel for children, written in 1904. It is the second in a trilogy of novels, and follows the adventures of the five protagonists – Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace the one from the nursery that was destroyed in an unfortunate fire accident. Through a series of exciting events, the children find an egg in the carpet which cracks into a talking Phoenix. The Phoenix explains that the carpet is a magical one that will grant them three wishes per day. The five children go on many adventures, which eventually wear out their magic carpet.
Edith Nesbit Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of their incredible adventures in those magical lands, where they meet characters from books and history, mythical beasts, and many other nice (and not so nice) people and creatures. As with all Edith Nesbit's tales, The Magic City has generous helpings of humour, imagination and interesting ideas, as well as the over-arching story of how a boy and girl who have unwillingly become step-brother and sister eventually learn to like each other.
Edith Nesbit This delightful collection contains twelve of Nesbit's most magical stories, both literally and figuratively. It includes such tales as "The Cat-Hood of Maurice, " in which a boy learns firsthand about the importance of being kind to animals, "The Princess and the Hedge-Pig, " in which the Princess Ozyliza recovers her parents' usurped kingdom with the aid of her true love, "Justnowland, " in which a little girl name Elsie saves a kingdom of enchanted crows, and "Kenneth and the Carp, " in which a boy is transformed into a carp to retrieve a ring and learns courage. There are useful morals to each story, but they are easily disguised in the enjoyable tales.
Edith Nesbit Harding's luck is sequel to E. Nesbit's "The House of Arden". It tells the story of Dickie Harding, a disabled boy, who one day accidentelly discovers an old magic, that allows him to travel into his own past. There he meets Elfrida and Edred Arden (as told in "The House of Arden") and together they seek for a long lost treasure.
Edith Nesbit A collection of short stories, by the author. This happened a very little time after we left our humble home in Lewisham, and went to live at the Blackheath house of our Indian uncle, which was replete with every modern convenience, and had a big garden and a great many greenhouses. We had had a lot of jolly Christmas presents, and one of them was Dicky's from father, and it was a printing-press. Not one of the eighteenpenny kind that never come off, but a real tip-topper, that you could have printed a whole newspaper out of if you could have been clever enough to make up all the stuff there is in newspapers.
Edith Nesbit The Railway Children is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906.
The story concerns a family who move to "Three Chimneys", a house near the railway, after the father, who works at the Foreign office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home; he is eventually able to help prove their father's innocence, and the family is reunited. The family take care of a Russian exile, Mr Szczepansky, who came to England looking for his family (later located) and Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman, who suffers a broken leg in a tunnel. On each page, this book contains text and audio book. Publisher’s note : This book needs downloading over WiFi.
Leonid Andreyev, Nikolai Gogol, M. R. James, E. F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Algernon Blackwood, Walter de La Mare, F. Marion Crawford, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert E. Howard, D. H. Lawrence, H. P. Lovecraft, Vernon Lee, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Nesbit, Vincent O'Sullivan, EDGAR ALLAN POE, Clark Ashton Smith, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Victor Roman, Pu Songling, Johann Ludwig Tieck, John William Polidori, Alexei Tolstoy, Sabine Baring-Gould, William Gilbert, Jan Neruda, A. B. Mitford, Eliza Lynn Linton, Phil Robinson, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Julian Hawthorne, Mary Cholmondeley, Anne Crawford, Marsh, Richard, Eric Stenbock, Mary E. Braddon, Fred M. White, H. B. Marriott-Watson, Hume Nisbet, F. G. Loring, Augustus Hare, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Frank Norris, Louise J. Strong, Luigi Capuana, Theophile Gaultier, E. G. Swain, Claude Askew, Hanns Heinz Ewers, Horacio Quiroga, Ulric Daubeny, Uel Key, Dion Fortune, Everil Worrell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Hesketh V. Pritchard & Cynthia Asquith The "Vampire Tales" is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there's no escape.
Vampires! Whether imagined by Bram Stoker or Anne Rice, they are part of the human lexicon and as old as blood itself. They are your neighbors, your friends, and they are always lurking. Now we have compiled the darkest, the scariest, and by far the most evil collection of vampire stories ever, with over 80 stories, including the works of M. R. James and H. G. Wells, alongside E. F. Benson and Algernon Blackwood, not to mention Walter De La Mare and Robert E. Howard. The "Vampire Tales" will drive a stake through the heart of any other collection out there.
Other contributors include Arthur Conan Doyle, Richard Marsh, Ambrose Bierce, H. P. Lovecraft, John William Polidori, Clark Ashton Smith, Nikolai Gogol, and D. H. Lawrence.