Book Reviews of The Railway Children

The Railway Children
The Railway Children
Author: E. Nesbit, Susan L. Rattiner (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780486410227
ISBN-10: 0486410226
Publication Date: 5/24/2000
Pages: 192
Edition: Unabridged
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Dover Publ
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
What happens when three siblings who basically want to be good and please their mother suddenly lack all supervision? They have more adventures in one summer than the rest of us have in a lifetime. Despite a little contrivance, the book is a fun read even for adults. When the children err they do their best to make things right with the adults around them. They wish to help others even at their own expense, yet still retain the essence of normal, sometimes-squabbling siblings. All in all, it's a wholesome read suitable for any age, although the younger set may not understand some of the British references and speech mannerisms.

The Masterpiece Theater version of this story very closely followed the book. If you enjoyed the simple charm of the movie, you'll enjoy the book just as well.

Do not confuse with The Boxcar Children! Two completely different stories.
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a beloved classic!
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Wonderful story. My children loved this one.
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loved this book
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This book is complete and unabridged. It's also brand new as I forgot I had purchased a previous copy.