The Magic City
Publish date: August 1st 2000
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 20th Century
, Middle Grade
I read a fair amount of Edith Nesbit as a child, but hadn't run across this one. About a boy who magically enters a city he had built of odds and ends, this book is reliable, if unexciting Nesbit.The story, and the substory about the boy making friends with his new step-sister, doesn't bring much th...
Read with daughter, she couldn't get into it. Finished it on my own. Rereading it in less than seven months later on might raise the rating a bit :)
An unexpectedly lovely book. I’m working through Nesbit because I have only read her major books–The Treasure Seekers, etc. This one is on the fantastical side, but very beautifully written. It’s very predictable, but I felt that it was both of its time and still relevant to a modern audience.
I don't really remember what it was about, except for that I read it in, like, first grade and loved it. And I love E. Nesbit, so I'm sure it was amazing.
The first real book I ever read on my own; "real" in the sense of having a couple of hundred pages, not very many pictures, a plot, and some character development. I remember being puzzled by the switches between the everyday world and the fantasy world, and not understanding what was going on until...