The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
Narrated by Renée Raudman
Age Range: 9 and up
Grade Level: 3 – 7
Series: Unabridged Classics in Audio
Publisher: Tantor Audio; Unabridged CD edition (December 21, 2005)
Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis lead an ordinary suburban life with Mother and Father and trips to the zoo and the pantomime. But when Father is mysteriously taken away one night, everything changes. The children must move to the country, to a little white cottage near the railway line, where eventually they find that there are plenty of adventures to be had and friends to be made—including Perks the Porter and the Station Master himself. But the mystery remains—what has happened to Father, and will he come back? The story of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis and their life in the country has never been out of print since it was first published in 1906. Charming, sentimental, and unforgettable, the novel retains all its enchantment and enduring appeal.
This book is adorable! I liked how kind the three children were and how they treated everyone and each other. They were used to living a wealthy life and were suddenly thrown into a whole new world. A world of poverty, which they handled very well.
I enjoyed all the characters they met and reading about all the things they did. They were heroes a few times and very humble about it.
I liked how the story ended and wish there was a sequel. This is a perfect story for children and grown ups. I can’t imagine anyone not loving it.
I thing the narrator did a great job.