The Phoenix and the Carpet Author:E. Nesbit, H. R. Millar (Illustrator) When their mother bought a second-hand carpet for the nursery, and they found a mysterious egg wrapped inside it, the children little guessed what adventures were in store for them. For when later Robert accidentally dropped the egg in the grate, and found it too hot to retrieve it, a strange flame-colored bird was hatched. — Of course, Robert kn... more »ew immediately that it was the legendary Phoenix. And this was very fortunate, for the Phoenix is a very proud bird and he was particularly pleased that Robert should have recognised him. After that he was always ready to help the children.
And what adventures they had! With the help of the magic carpet (the Phoenix told them that it really was magic), they cross to France to find buried treasure; they banish their cook to a South Sea Island; and later they rescue a burglar from the local gaol and send him there to join her!
This edition has the original illustrations by H.R. Millar.« less