The Railway Children


by Nesbit, Edith, Wilson, Jacqueline | Reading age: from c 9 years
Published 04/02/2010 by Penguin Random House Children’s UK (Puffin Classics) in the United Kingdom as part of the Puffin Classics series
Paperback | 304 pages

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One of the most popular classics of all time, with a wonderful introduction by multi-million bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson.

When Father is taken away unexpectedly, Roberta, Peter, Phyllis and their mother have to leave their comfortable life in London to go and live in a small cottage in the country. The children seek solace in the nearby railway station, and make friends with Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train, sending their love to Father. Little do they know that the kindly old gentleman passenger who waves back holds the key to their father’s disappearance.

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