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Tuesday, 6 August 2019

#20BooksOfSummer The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E.Nesbit #bookreview

Back again and book #12 has been finished! This one was on my original list (yay me!) and it was one of the shorter length books so it made the perfect bedtime reading for me!

A legendary children's story of sibling adventure, by the enchanting author of The Railway Children and Five Children and It, which has delighted countless generations of children

The Bastable children (Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius—H.O.) live in London with their widowed father. Too poor to attend school, the children are left to their own devices, and they spend their days coming up with ingenious plans to restore their father's fortune. Told from the first person perspective—which lends the narrative substantial bias—this was Nesbit's first work. Refreshingly free of Victorian sentimentality, yet still wonderfully evocative of a bygone era, the tale makes for timeless reading. amd ensures Nesbit's esteemed place in the canon of children's literature.

Published by Hesperus Press


The Wouldbegoods
New Treasure Seekers
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This was a sweet and gentle read, just as relevant now as it was when it was written and features the Barstable children who had such an innocence about them that was so refreshing.

The topic of their adventure was quite poignant, as they were very poor - even too poor to attend school - but this was their attempts to come up with different ways to raise money for their widowed father and being such inventive and curious children, they always seemed to come up with fun and intriguing new ways to get some money. From writing, doing odd jobs, selling things and searching for treasure - there was always a new adventure for them to go on.

There were great touches of humour throughout but always a touching bond between them all and it was nice to read about a group of children with such imagination and seemingly no fear as they'd set out on each new venture


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