The Railway Children
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. Each day, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis run down the field to the railway track and wave at the passing London train,... show more
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. 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.
Publish date: March 17th 2011
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
A classic children's novel...updated and kept moving with strong visuals and more dialogue than exposition. If you want to spend time with some of the most warm-hearted characters ever to be found between the covers of a book, this novel is certainly for you.
A beautifully written book, though definitely from another time. Three siblings and their mother leave their London home for the countryside because some men come to take their father away. What follows are a series of mini-adventures, mostly concerning the Railway and surrounding areas where the ch...
I love this book. I love trains just as much as books. I enjoyed the charthers in the book. It about a family that has to make adjustment on the fly. I quite enjoyable. I love how this is a Classic. I did not know this book was out there to read while I was growing up. The Children name are Bobby, P...
This review was originally posted on August 18, 2000. It has been the spotlight review on this delightful book since that time, with 45 helpful votes. Until today. This is my last amazon review, and my profile, with it's removal, has become empty. Amazon and I are completely disentangled. The Rail...
This is the story of three children who, due to compromising circumstances, move into a remote part of the English countryside. They lose their father, their comfortable home, access to their friends, their schooling and even their wealth of provisions (firewood, tea, food, etc.). Their only acquain...