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E. Nesbit

(Edith Nesbit)

Author

(1858 - 1924)

E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet whose children’s works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television.



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The Adventures of the Five Children (1994)

An omnibus edition containing Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (1993)

Dora and Oswald, Dicky and Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius try to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family. This set includes The Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods and The New Treasure Seekers.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Bastable Children (1928)

An omnibus volume containing The Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods, and The New Treasure Seekers.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Gordon Browne
Et al

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The Book of Dragons (1901)

A collection of eight stories about dragons. Read online at Gutenberg.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. Granville Fell
H. R. Millar

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The Book of Dragons (1961)

A collection of eight stories about dragons.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. Granville Fell
H. R. Millar

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Cat Tales (1904)

A series of tales about kittens and cats.

Author(s): Rosamund Bland
E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Isabel Watkin

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The Children’s Hour Volume 2 (1953)

An anthology of fairy tales, old and new.  The illustrations by Robert Lawson had previously appeared in Just for Fun

Author(s): Margaret J. Baker
Kenneth Grahame
E. Nesbit
James Thurber
Et al
Illustrator(s): Hardie Gramatky
Wanda Gág
Dorothy P. Lathrop
Marie A. Lawson
Robert Lawson
Henry C. Pitz
Ernest H. Shepard
Louis Slobodkin
Lynd Ward
Et al

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Children’s Stories from Shakespeare (1921)

Short prose renderings of eleven of Shakespeare's plays.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): J. H. Bacon
Harold Copping
Et al

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The Complete Book of Dragons (1972)

A ninth story ‘The Last of the Dragons’ is added for this collection.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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The Complete Book of Dragons (1973)

A ninth story ‘The Last of the Dragons’ is included in this collection.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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Conscience Pudding (1970)

In this adventure from The New Treasure Seekers, the Bastable children attempt to liven up their Christmas celebration.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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The Enchanted Castle (1907)

Jerry and Jimmy and Kathleen (who was never called that, but often simply Cat) are playing in the woods when they come on the castle and are soon caught in the toils of the magic. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Enchanted Castle (1908)

Jerry and Jimmy and Kathleen (who was never called that, but often simply Cat) are playing in the woods when they come on the castle and are soon caught in the toils of the magic. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Enchanted Castle (1933)

Jerry and Jimmy and Kathleen (who was never called that, but often simply Cat) are playing in the woods when they come on the castle and are soon caught in the toils of the magic.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Enchanted Castle (1956)

Jerry and Jimmy and Kathleen (who was never called that, but often simply Cat) are playing in the woods when they come on the castle and are soon caught in the toils of the magic.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Enchanted Castle (1992)

Jerry and Jimmy and Kathleen (who was never called that, but often simply Cat) are playing in the woods when they come on the castle and are soon caught in the toils of the magic.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Paul O. Zelinsky

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Five Children and It (1902)

Five children on holiday discover a sand fairy in a local quarry -- and it grants their wishes, with sometimes surprising results. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar
Et al

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Five Children and It (1948)

Five children on holiday discover a sand fairy in a local quarry -- and it grants their wishes, with sometimes surprising results.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): J. S. Goodall

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Five Children and It (1963)

Five children on holiday discover a sand fairy in a local quarry -- and it grants their wishes, with sometimes surprising results.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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Five Children and It (1999)

Five children on holiday discover a sand fairy in a local quarry -- and it grants their wishes, with sometimes surprising results.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Paul O. Zelinsky

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Five of Us – and Madeline (1925)

Five children come down in the world, but when their mother receives an inheritance, everything is comfortable again, except that their cousin Madeline comes to live with them. Also includes two short stories, ‘Last of the Dragons,’ and ‘Princess Zuleika of Rosyposia.’

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Nora S. Unwin

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Five of Us – and Madeline (1958)

Five children come down in the world, but when their mother receives an inheritance, everything is comfortable again, except that their cousin Madeline comes to live with them. Also includes two short stories, ‘Last of the Dragons,’ and ‘Princess Zuleika of Rosyposia.’

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Peter Freeman

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Harding’s Luck (1909)

Dickie is a lame child living in a slum, but in the past he is an Arden of noble birth and wealth. Cousin to Edred and Elfida of The House of Arden, he proves to be the true heir to the family titles. When the family treasure is discovered he returns to the past. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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Harding’s Luck (1949)

Dickie is a lame child living in a slum, but in the past he is an Arden of noble birth and wealth. Cousin to Edred and Elfida of The House of Arden, he proves to be the true heir to the family titles. When the family treasure is discovered he returns to the past.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Desmond E. Walduck

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Harding’s Luck (1961)

Dickie is a lame child living in a slum, but in the past he is an Arden of noble birth and wealth. Cousin to Edred and Elfida of The House of Arden, he proves to be the true heir to the family titles. When the family treasure is discovered he returns to the past.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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Harding’s Luck (1998)

Dickie is a lame child living in a slum, but in the past he is an Arden of noble birth and wealth. Cousin to Edred and Elfida of The House of Arden, he proves to be the true heir to the family titles. When the family treasure is discovered he returns to the past.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The House of Arden (1908)

Edred and Elfrida travel into the past to search for the lost treasure of the House of Arden and succeed in finding their lost father. Read online at Gutenberg.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The House of Arden (1949)

Edred and Elfrida travel into the past to search for the lost treasure of the House of Arden and succeed in finding their lost father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Desmond E. Walduck

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The House of Arden (1958)

Edred and Elfrida travel into the past to search for the lost treasure of the House of Arden and succeed in finding their lost father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The House of Arden (1967)

Edred and Elfrida travel into the past to search for the lost treasure of the House of Arden and succeed in finding their lost father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Clarke Hutton

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The House of Arden (1997)

Edred and Elfrida travel into the past to search for the lost treasure of the House of Arden and succeed in finding their lost father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The House of Arden (2006)

Edred and Elfrida travel into the past to search for the lost treasure of the House of Arden and succeed in finding their lost father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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Lionel and the Book of Beasts (2006)

Lionel is taken from his nursery and made king. When he opens a book in his ever-so-great grandfather’s library, he accidentally releases a fierce dragon.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Michael Hague

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Long ago when I was Young (1966)

Children’s author E. Nesbit remembers - not too accurately - her own girlhood.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Long ago when I was Young (1987)

Children’s author E. Nesbit remembers - not too accurately - her own girlhood.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone
George Buchanan

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The Magic City (1910)

Philip builds a model city using his blocks and things about the house. When he and his sister Lucy shrink to the size of the inhabitants, they must fight for the throne. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Magic City (1958)

Philip builds a model city using his blocks and things about the house. When he and his sister Lucy shrink to the size of the inhabitants, they must fight for the throne.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Magic City (1996)

Philip builds a model city using his blocks and things about the house. When he and his sister Lucy shrink to the size of the inhabitants, they must fight for the throne.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Magic World (1912)

This is a collection of twelve short stories, most dealing with magic in one of its forms. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar
Gerald Spencer Pryse

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The Magic World (1959)

This is a collection of twelve short stories, most dealing with magic in one of its forms.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar
Gerald Spencer Pryse

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The Magic World (1980)

This is a collection of twelve short stories, most dealing with magic in one of its forms.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar
Gerald Spencer Pryse

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My Sea-Side Story Book (1911)

This is a collection of stories, most by Fenn, including The Little Skipper.

Author(s): G. Manville Fenn
E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): W. Rainey
Et al

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New Treasure Seekers (1931)

Further exploits of the Bastable children, both before and after their restoration to prosperity.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Lewis Baumer
Gordon Browne

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New Treasure Seekers (1948)

Further exploits of the Bastable children, both before and after their restoration to prosperity.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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New Treasure Seekers, or The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune (1904)

Further exploits of the Bastable children, both before and after their restoration to prosperity. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Lewis Baumer
Gordon Browne

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Nine Unlikely Tales for Children (1901)

Nine short stories including ‘The Cockatoucan,’ 'Melisande, or, Long and Short Division,’ and ‘Whereyouwanttogoto.’ Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar
Et al

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Nine Unlikely Tales for Children (1960)

Nine short stories including ‘The Cockatoucan,’ 'Melisande, or, Long and Short Division,’ and ‘Whereyouwanttogoto.’

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar
Et al

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The Old Nursery Stories (1908)

Nine classic fairy tales in a new retelling.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): W. H. Margetson

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The Old Nursery Stories (1930)

Nine classic fairy tales in a new telling.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): W. H. Margetson

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The Old Nursery Stories (1975)

Nine classic fairy tales newly told and illustrated.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Faith Jaques

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Oswald Bastable and Others (1905)

A collection of short stories, four of which concern the Bastable children. Read online at archive.org. Or at Hathitrust.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. E. Brock
H. R. Millar

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Oswald Bastable and Others (1960)

A collection of short stories, four of which concern the Bastable children.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. E. Brock
H. R. Millar

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Our Own Story Book (1909)

An anthology containing at least one story by E. Nesbit.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Et al
Illustrator(s): Sybil Tawse
Et al

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The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904)

The five children who discovered ‘It’ find a Phoenix’ egg rolled up in a magic carpet and hatch it in the nursery fireplace.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904)

The five children who discovered It find a Phoenix’ egg rolled up in a magic carpet and hatch it in the nursery fireplace. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Phoenix and the Carpet (1956)

The five children who discovered ‘It’ find a Phoenix’ egg rolled up in a magic carpet and hatch it in the nursery fireplace.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Phoenix and the Carpet (1960)

The five children who discovered ‘It’ find a Phoenix’ egg rolled up in a magic carpet and hatch it in the nursery fireplace.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): J. S. Goodall

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Pug Peter (1905)

Pug Peter runs away to Animal-Land where, while he is searching for Doggiland, he finds himself made king of Mousiland.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): John Hassall
Harry Rountree

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Pussy and Doggy Tales (1899)

A baker's dozen tales of cats and dogs. Read online at Hathitrust.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): L. Kemp-Welch

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The Railway Children (1905)

When their father is taken away by strangers, the lives of three children are altered forever. They move with their mother to a cottage by a railway. The railway becomes their playground, and they befriend the rail workers and passengers who eventually help to reunite them with their father. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Railway Children (1906)

When their father is taken away by strangers, the lives of three children are altered forever. They move with their mother to a cottage by a railway. The railway becomes their playground, and they befriend the rail workers and passengers who eventually help to reunite them with their father. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Unknown

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The Railway Children (1957)

When their father is taken away by strangers, the lives of three children are altered forever. They move with their mother to a cottage by a railway. The railway becomes their playground, and they befriend the rail workers and passengers who eventually help to reunite them with their father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Lynton Lamb

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The Railway Children (1989)

When their father is taken away by strangers, the lives of three children are altered forever. They move with their mother to a cottage by a railway. The railway becomes their playground, and they befriend the rail workers and passengers who eventually help to reunite them with their father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Pamela Kay

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The Railway Children (1994)

When their father is taken away by strangers, the lives of three children are altered forever. They move with their mother to a cottage by a railway. The railway becomes their playground, and they befriend the rail workers and passengers who eventually help to reunite them with their father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Shirley Hughes

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The Railway Children (1999)

When their father is taken away by strangers, the lives of three children are altered forever. They move with their mother to a cottage by a railway. The railway becomes their playground, and they befriend the rail workers and passengers who eventually help to reunite them with their father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Inga Moore

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The Railway Children (2005)

When their father is taken away by strangers, the lives of three children are altered forever. They move with their mother to a cottage by a railway. The railway becomes their playground, and they befriend the rail workers and passengers who eventually help to reunite them with their father.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. E. Brock
Paul O. Zelinsky

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The Rainbow Queen and Other Stories (1903)

Three fairy tales including How Jack Came to Tea, Linda and The Prince and Fairy Godmother.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): E. Taylor
M. F. Taylor
Et al

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The Story of the Amulet (1906)

The five children re-encounter the Psammead—the “It” in Five Children and It. As it no longer grants wishes to the children, however, its capacity is mainly advisory in relation to the children’s other discovery, the Amulet. Read online at Gutenberg.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Story of the Amulet (1949)

The five children re-encounter the Psammead—the “It” in Five Children and It. As it no longer grants wishes to the children, however, its capacity is mainly advisory in relation to the children’s other discovery, the Amulet.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): J. S. Goodall

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The Story of the Amulet (1960)

The five children re-encounter the Psammead—the “It” in Five Children and It. As it no longer grants wishes to the children, however, its capacity is mainly advisory in relation to the children’s other discovery, the Amulet.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Story of the Five Rebellious Dolls (1904)

The five dolls escape from their owner, Eva, to have their own adventures.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): E. Stuart Hardy

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The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune (1899)

The poor but honest Bastable children, Oswald, Dora, Dickie, Alice, Noel and H.O. attempt to restore the family fortunes with various schemes. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Lewis Baumer
Gordon Browne

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The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune (1948)

The poor but honest Bastable children, Oswald, Dora, Dickie, Alice, Noel and H.O. attempt to restore the family fortunes with various schemes.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune (1958)

The poor but honest Bastable children, Oswald, Dora, Dickie, Alice, Noel and H.O. attempt to restore the family fortunes with various schemes.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Lewis Baumer
Gordon Browne

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These Little Ones (1909)

Ten stories, intended for adults by the noted children's fantasy author. Read online here.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Gerald Spencer Pryse

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Twenty Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare (1907)

Twenty stories from the plays of William Shakespeare by the children's fantasy author. This popular work has been reprinted many times. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Max Bihn

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Wet Magic (1913)

When Francis unwittingly summons a mermaid, she and Mavis, Bernard and Kathleen must rescue it from a sideshow and return it to the sea. Read online at archive.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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Wet Magic (1958)

When Francis unwittingly summons a mermaid, she and Mavis, Bernard and Kathleen must rescue it from a sideshow and return it to the sea.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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Wet Magic (1996)

When Francis unwittingly summons a mermaid, she and Mavis, Bernard and Kathleen must rescue it from a sideshow and return it to the sea.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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Wings and the Child: or The Building of Magic Cities (1913)

Here the author explains her theory of play and the building of play cities and landscapes as in her own novel The Magic City. Read online at Project Gutenberg. Or at Google Books.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): George Barraud
Photographs

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The Wonderful Garden: or the Three C’s (1911)

Caroline, Charlotte and Charles are staying with their great-uncle and try to work magic with a book on the language of flowers - and get their heart’s desire. Read online at gutenberg.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Wonderful Garden: or the Three C’s (1935)

Caroline, Charlotte and Charles are staying with their great-uncle and try to work magic with a book on the language of flowers - and get their heart’s desire.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): H. R. Millar

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The Wouldbegoods: Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (1901)

After being sent to the country “to learn to be good”, the Bastable children and their two friends form the Society of the Wouldbegoods, but continue to become involved in adventures.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Reginald Birch

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The Wouldbegoods: Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (1901)

After being sent to the country “to learn to be good,” the Bastable children and their two friends form the Society of the Wouldbegoods, but continue to become involved in adventures. Read online at Hathitrust. Or at Archive.org.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Arthur H. Buckland
John Hassall
Et al

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The Wouldbegoods: Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (1947)

After being sent to the country “to learn to be good”, the Bastable children and their two friends form the Society of the Wouldbegoods, but continue to become involved in adventures.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): C. Walter Hodges

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The Wouldbegoods: Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (1958)

After being sent to the country “to learn to be good”, the Bastable children and their two friends form the Society of the Wouldbegoods, but continue to become involved in adventures.

Author(s): E. Nesbit
Illustrator(s): Arthur H. Buckland
John Hassall

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