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School Library Journal Review
Gr 3-7-This is a delightful reading of a classic story by Edith Nesbit, first published in 1906. When father is suddenly taken away, mother and the three children must leave their fancy London life to live in a simple country cottage near a train station. The children and their bottomless good nature, together with some new friends, work to rescue father and help others along the way. Narrator Virginia Leishman makes this old-fashioned world come alive for today's children without resorting to melodrama. The recording is flawless and without unnecessary fanfare, making it a wonderful way to introduce a classic to young listeners.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Horn Book Review
One of Nesbit's most beloved tales has been reissued in a small format suited to children's hands. The story of three marvelously unsupervised siblings living near a railway in the turn-of-the-century English countryside is as inviting today as when it was written. The adventures of Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis are delightful and engrossing, and Hughes's illustrations enhance the warmth and charm of the tale. From HORN BOOK 1994, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.