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Feb 11, Manny rated it it was amazing Shelves: children. 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 about a third of the way through. Then a clue came up which was too obvious to miss. He's in the magic city fighting the dragon The fantasy world is his toys, and he ends up in it each night when he goes to sleep!
It was terribly satisfying to have figured it out. OK, it wasn't exactly a BND - No Doubt - No Doubt insight, but I was only six; if I'd been a member of GoodReads at the time, I would have posted immediately. Since the Internet hadn't been invented yet, I've had to wait 44 years before getting around to it. Well, better late than never. This reading thing was clearly a good idea. I decided I would check out some more books from the library, and see if they were equally interesting.
Within a few months, I'd turned into an E. Nesbit completist. I still think she's pretty good. View all 14 comments. Dec 22, Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrenlife-affirming-cosy. Thanks to Gutenberg for this excellent read. Phillip has an idyllic existence with his much older half-sister.
The first page reminded me of the tale of the "teeny-tiny woman", in their little house with the little garden and the little maid When everything seems absolutely perfect and changeless and wonderful, Phillip's sister reconnects with a childhood friend and--horrors! Not only does Phil now have serious male competition for her time, attention Thanks to Gutenberg for this excellent read. Not only does Phil now have serious male competition for her time, attention and affection, but he comes with a child attached--and that child is a girl!
Phillip finds himself dumped at his new BIL's rather stately, luxurious home while the happy couple is off honeymooning, and he makes himself so disagreeable to his new step that the servants decide to take her on a trip to her aunt's, leaving Back To The City - Various - Music Magic to stew in his own juice.
He turns to his own particular hobby, building cities out of anything that comes to hand: books, dominoes, vases etc. Much easier to do in a home well provided with luxury materials, of course. Suddenly he finds himself in the city he built on a tabletop, and the adventures begin! Phillip has a great deal to learn, not only about bravery and not sneaking, but also that girls are not second-class creatures of limited intelligence and interests. Such ideas must have been revolutionary for many boys of his class and time !
It Back To The City - Various - Music Magic true that the Oracle only tells Lucy to be "brave and good"--but that leaves her a great deal of freedom in the interpretation! This is one of my favourite Nesbit books; she doesn't talk down to her readers or wink over their heads at an adult audience.
It's the best sort of fantasy, in which the magic that makes it all possible is incidental to the action, not overshadowing it.
Somehow I found it more "believable" than The Railway Childrenperhaps because the happy ending wasn't quite so sentimental. View 2 comments. I enjoyed this quite a bit. Three stars for the book plus an extra star for the One of the best LibriVox offerings I've discovered so far. If you're looking for good titles for kids, put this one on your list.
And if you like children's stories for yourself, put this one on your list. And if you don't I shall just have to feel sorry for you. Dec 05, Julie Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: rereading. Back To The City - Various - Music Magic this now on the Forgotten Classics podcast.
Lewis loved E. Nesbit's children's stories. Recently I have come across a lot of varied authors upon whom Nesbit was an influence. And then I read Back To The City - Various - Music Magic Vidal's essay about Nesbit as the best of English fabulists who wrote about Here In My Heart - Martina McBride - Evolution, but not for children an important distinction, with his own endorsements.
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61 though a reading of E. Nesbit is hardly going to change the pattern of a nation, there is some evidence that the child who reads her will never be quite the same again, and that is probably a good thing.
I capitulated. I turned to LibriVox, because who Back To The City - Various - Music Magic love having children's stories read to them Early on, before the magic begins, one can see what attracted not only children but adults. In her clear-eyed unsentimentality about a child's point of view, coupled with humor, irony, and far-flung imagination, Nesbit captivates anyone who loves stories.
This one captured me from several real-life angles the nurse's hard heart, Philip's anguish over his sister's marriage and from the fantasy angle. Who doesn't like the idea that a fantastic city one has built can become real and one can have adventures there? The adventures are gripping. The real problems are those we can relate to. And it is an absolutely ripping yarn. Philip lives with his much older sister, Helen, and all is well.
A book full of imagination and wonder - created through the creativity of children. An entertaining read and a true classic.
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