Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis were quite happy living in their ordinary red-brick house located in the suburbs. But when their father was called away, the children and their mother were compelled to move to a dark, shabby cottage in the country, and their lives changed more then they ever could have imagined.
At first the country seemed lonely and dull. Then one afternoon, a walk led them to a railway tunnel. There they met Perks, the porter, made friends with the kind Station Master, and waved to the Green Dragon train as it went by. Soon every day became filled with the excitement and fascination of the railway, and they became railway children.
Since its first publication in 1906, The Railway Children has been one of the most popular and beloved children's books, and it is sure to charm many generations to come.
"Nesbit's vivid writing has a freshness that has the potential to make this a pleasurable listening experience for youngsters." (
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This story is thoroughly engaging and a delight to hear. The narration is not bad but the characters could be brought to life a little more. But, a worthwhile listen.
- Julia Brown
Funny, sad and touching all at once