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During her career popular children's writer Edith Nesbit collaborated on over sixty books of fiction for children. In «The Children's Shakespeare» she turns her attention to a series of interpretations of William Shakespeare's works. These retellings of Shakespeare's plays are written in a way that can be easily understood by and entertaining to young readers. «Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare» includes retellings of the following plays: «Romeo and Juliet,» «The Tempest,» «A Midsummer Night's Dream,» «King Lear,» «Cymbeline,» «The Taming of the Shrew,» «Hamlet,» «Twelfth Night,» «As You Like It,» «Pericles,» «The Merchant of Venice,» and «The Winter's Tale.»

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Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was an English author and poet who wrote and collaborated on over 60 books of children's fiction, and is considered today to be one of the founders of modern children's literature. Many of Nesbit's works have been adapted for film and plays, and her popular fantasy stories set the standard for modern children's writers like J. K. Rowling and C. S. Lewis. This is the second book of Nesbit's three-part Psammead series, so named for the Psammead, a plump, furry creature who appears in the first book, and who uses his fairy powers to grant the children's wishes. «The Phoenix and the Carpet» picks up where «Five Children and It» leaves off, after the exciting and adventure-filled summer vacation of siblings Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother. In this sequel, Nesbit takes her readers on yet another wonderful series of adventures, complete with a vain but agreeable Phoenix, a magic carpet, hidden treasure, a fantastic Indian bazaar and more!

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With the Arden family castle in ruins and the family treasure lost for generations, Edred Arden is graced with the chance of a lifetime just prior to his tenth birthday. When he inherits the title of Lord he discovers that if he can find the lost family treasure before he turns ten, it will be his. With his sister Elfrida at his side, Edred sets out on a magical time-travelling quest to restore the House of Arden to its former glory. Fans of Edith Nesbit will delight in this wonderful children's story of fantastical adventure.

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Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was an English author and poet who wrote and collaborated on over 60 books of children's fiction, and is considered today to be one of the founders of modern children's literature. Many of Nesbit's works have been adapted for film and plays, and her popular fantasy stories set the standard for modern children's writers like J. K. Rowling and C. S. Lewis. «The Story of the Treasure Seekers» was Nesbit's first novel, published in 1899, and set a new precedent for English children's literature. The book is the first in a five-piece series called The Bastables Series, based around the six Bastable children: Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H.O.). The young narrator's identity is kept a secret, inviting the reader to deduce which of the intrepid Bastable children is the story-teller as they set off to restore their family's fallen fortunes. Readers will love this optimistic and lively tale of good intentions gone hilariously awry.

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"The Enchanted Castle" is the story of three young English children who upon discovering a castle pretend that it is enchanted. While in the castle's garden they discover a sleeping princess, who is actually Mabel, the housekeeper's niece. Mabel shows the children to the treasure room of the castle and an adventure of fantasy with a magic ring ensues. «The Enchanted Castle» is a classic tale of childhood fantasy to be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

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First serialized in 1905, “The Railway Children”, by English author and poet Edith Nesbit, is the entertaining and heart-warming story of three siblings, Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis. The children and their mother move to “The Three Chimneys”, a house near a railway, when their father, who works for the Foreign Office, is wrongly accused and falsely imprisoned for selling government secrets to the Russians. The children pass the time by watching the railcars go by and waving to the passengers riding the trains. Eventually they meet and befriend Perks, the station porter and a kind old gentleman, who may be able to help free their father from his wrongful imprisonment. After the family is reunited, the children and their parents extend their kindness to others and help both a man exiled from Russia find his lost family, and Jim, the grandson of Perks, who suffered from a broken leg in a tunnel accident. Nesbit’s timeless story of family, generosity, and benevolence continues to captivate audiences young and old alike. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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“Five Children and It” is the enduringly popular children’s tale by English author Edith Nesbit, also well-known for her classic story “The Railway Children”. First published in 1902 in “Strand Magazine”, “Five Children and It” is a magical story that cleverly illustrates the wisdom of the saying “be careful what you wish for”. The novel begins when five siblings, who have recently moved from London to a house in the country, discover Psammead, a sand fairy, in a gravel pit where they are playing. Psammead is a strange looking and grumpy creature who has the power to make wishes come true. He promises to grant the children one magical wish per day with the rule that each wish ends at sunset. The children soon discover that their wishes never turn out exactly as they had imagined, as their choices often lead to unexpected mishaps and adventures, including dangerous encounters with wild people, kidnapping attempts, a narrow escape from a besieged castle, and humorous changes in their appearance and size. “Five Children and It” has inspired many adaptations and sequels and remains an entertaining and enduring classic tale of fantasy and adventure. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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During her prolific career, popular English children’s writer Edith Nesbit wrote or collaborated on over sixty books of fiction for children in her illustrious literary career. In “Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare” first published as “The Children's Shakespeare” in 1897, she turns her attention to a series of interpretations of several of William Shakespeare’s best-known comedies and dramas. These retellings of many of Shakespeare’s plays are written in a way that can be easily understood by and entertaining to young readers. Rather than being unintelligible and strange to young, modern audiences, Nesbit uses her prodigious storytelling skills to make these iconic stories relatable and interesting. “Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare” includes a short biography of Shakespeare, a list of famous quotations, and the retellings of these famous plays. Included are such classics as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “The Tempest”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Hamlet”, “Macbeth”, “The Merchant of Venice”, and many more. This accessible and engaging introduction to some of the world’s greatest literature is an important addition to any young reader’s growing book collection. This edition includes a biographical afterword.

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During her career popular children's writer Edith Nesbit collaborated on over sixty books of fiction for children. In «Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare» she turns her attention to a series of interpretations of William Shakespeare's works. These retellings of Shakespeare's plays are written in a way that can be easily understood by and entertaining to young readers. «Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare» includes a short biography of Shakespeare, a pronunciation guide, a list of famous quotations, and retellings of the following plays: «A Midsummer Night's Dream,» «The Tempest,» «As You Like It,» «The Winter's Tale,» «King Lear,» «Twelfth Night,» «Much Ado About Nothing,» «Romeo and Juliet,» «Pericles,» «Hamlet,» «Cymbeline,» «Macbeth,» «The Comedy of Errors,» «The Merchant of Venice,» «Timon of Athens,» «Othello,» «The Taming of the Shrew,» «Measure for Measure,» «Two Gentlemen of Verona,» and «All's Well That Ends Well.»

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"The Railway Children" are Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, three young children who move to a house near a railway when their father is wrongly accused and falsely imprisoned for selling government secrets to the Russians. The children pass the time by watching the railcars go by and waving to the passengers riding the train. Eventually they meet Perks, the station porter and an old gentleman that may be able to help get their father out of prison.