The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It

The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It The Enchanted Castle begins when three children stumble upon a mysterious house and discover an invisible princess and a magic ring At first it all appears to be a great adventure When the childr
  • Title: The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It
  • Author: E. Nesbit H.R. Millar Sanford Schwartz
  • ISBN: 9781593082741
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It
    The Enchanted Castle 1907 begins when three children stumble upon a mysterious house and discover an invisible princess and a magic ring At first it all appears to be a great adventure When the children need an audience for a play they have mounted, they make their own out of old clothes, pillows, and umbrellas Then things go inexplicably wrong To the young dramatistThe Enchanted Castle 1907 begins when three children stumble upon a mysterious house and discover an invisible princess and a magic ring At first it all appears to be a great adventure When the children need an audience for a play they have mounted, they make their own out of old clothes, pillows, and umbrellas Then things go inexplicably wrong To the young dramatists horror, as the curtain falls, there is a ghastly applause The creatures have come alive and they prove to be most disagreeable In Five Children and It 1902 , a group of children are digging in a sandpit one day when they discover a small, bad tempered sand fairy known as the Psammead, who is allowed to grant one wish per day The children wish for many things to be beautiful, to be rich, to grow wings but none of the wishes turn out right Luckily, the magic wears off at sunset, but will that be soon enough
    The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It By E. Nesbit H.R. Millar Sanford Schwartz,

    The Enchanted Castle Offering Licensed Disney Producs and Olszewski Gallery Of Lights Jessica Rabbit lszewski Gallery Lights Marlin Nemo Finding Nemo Wdcc Debionair Dale Two Chips and a Miss Wdcc Donald The Enchanted Castle TV Mini Series Nov , Gerald, James and Kathleen discover a garden in which is hidden a Princess and a magic ring Although the Princess is not quite who she says she is the ring is truly magic and so are other parts of the castle s grounds Plot Summary Add Synopsis The Enchanted Castle The Enchanted Castle by E Nesbit Jerry, Jimmy, and Cathy stumble upon a mysterious castle with a beautiful princess asleep in the garden The princess is really Mabel, the housekeeper s niece, who is only pretending to be royalty But when she shows them a secret room filled with treasure where they discover a magical ring, enchantment becomes a reality. The Enchanted Castle Puffin Classics Nesbit, E Millar A story of magic and enchantment with perhaps, a cautionary moral ingredient, what you want you sometimes get The heroes, if you can call them that, are three children Gerald, James and Kathleen, Jerry, Jimmy and Cathy and one day, during their make believe games, they stumble across a hidden castle complete with sleeping princess.

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  • E. Nesbit H.R. Millar Sanford Schwartz

    Edith Nesbit married name Edith Bland 15 August 1858 4 May 1924 was an English author and poet she published her books for children 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 She was also a political activist and co founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connected to the Labour Party.Edith Nesbit was born in Kennington, Surrey, the daughter of agricultural chemist and schoolmaster John Collis Nesbit The death of her father when she was four and the continuing ill health of her sister meant that Nesbit had a transitory childhood, her family moving across Europe in search of healthy climates only to return to England for financial reasons Nesbit therefore spent her childhood attaining an education from whatever sources were available local grammars, the occasional boarding school but mainly through reading.At 17 her family finally settled in London and aged 19, Nesbit met Hubert Bland, a political activist and writer They became lovers and when Nesbit found she was pregnant they became engaged, marrying in April 1880 After this scandalous for Victorian society beginning, the marriage would be an unconventional one Initially, the couple lived separately Nesbit with her family and Bland with his mother and her live in companion Maggie Doran Nesbit discovered a few months into the marriage that Bland had been conducting an affair with Doran, fathering a child with her and previously promising to marry her Though they argued ferociously Nesbit did not end the marriage, choosing instead to move in properly with her husband and become friends with Doran She then began to help support Doran and her own family financially by writing and selling sentimental poetry Nesbit s writing career therefore truly began as a need to support another woman s child.As the family grew Nesbit and Bland became increasingly politically active In 1883 they were amongst the founding members of The Fabian Society, a socialist group that would have an enormous effect on the politics of Britain over the next century The couple named their third child Fabian after the society At around the same time Nesbit invited her close friend Alice Hoatson to live with the family as housekeeper and secretary, as Hoatson was pregnant out of wedlock Nesbit agreed to adopt the child to prevent a scandal However after the child was born it became clear that the father of the child was none other than Nesbit s own husband Bland Nesbit demanded that the mother and baby leave her house however Bland refused to allow it, stating he would leave her in turn if they could not remain Nesbit relented and adopted the baby, Rosamund, and later dedicated her book The Book of Dragons to her.Initially, Edith Nesbit books were novels meant for adults, including The Prophet s Mantle 1885 and The Marden Mystery 1896 about the early days of the socialist movement Written under the pen name of her third child Fabian Bland , these books were not successful Nesbit generated an income for the family by lecturing around the country on socialism and through her journalism she was editor of the Fabian Society s journal, Today.Between 1899 and 1900 Nesbit s life altered dramatically In 1899 Alice Hoatson had another child, John, with Bland whom Nesbit dutifully adopted as her own son That year the family moved to Well Hall House in Eltham, Kent In 1900 her son Fabian died suddenly from tonsillitis the loss would have a deep emotional impact and numerous subsequent Edith Nesbit books were dedicated to his memory These personal upsets were occurring at the same time as Nesbit s increasing success and fame as an author for children In 1899 she had published The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers to great acclaim.

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  • I enjoyed reading this fantasy novel written between 1905 1907 As a child, I didn t read many novels about magic and fantasy, of course excluding Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast This genre was new to me The first story, Five Children and It, was entertaining and imaginative Believing that there was something that could make your wishes or dreams come true was appealling, until you came to realize that you must be careful what you wish for The Enchanted Castle was so wonderful I enjoyed this [...]


  • The Enchanted Castle is charming in the typical way of Victorian British children s literature upper middle class white English children encountering strange and fantastical occurrences, being generally likable, but slightly insipid a pretty harmless book overall and if you like children s literature or the history of children s literature, it s worth a read I found Five Children and It immensely unlikable The children are richer, brattier When given the chance to have their wishes granted, the [...]


  • Read through the Five Children fairly quickly I thought it was interesting enough For a child reading the story there are great morals to it Be careful what you wish for, be happy with what you have and you never appreciate what you have until it s gone Very imaginative wishes.However I only got through 2 chapters of The Enchanted Castle Same ideas reciting the names shall be called this but not that and wishes again and magic I don t like forcing myself to read I found time is too precious and [...]




  • This particular version has two stories by Edith Nesbit If just being introduced to her works, I suggest getting the books themselves.This version begins with an author s biography, a timeline which tells of the author s life and works, and then an introduction which includes part of the author s life as well as an overview of the two stories Since I had never read them before, it was semi irritating to have a preview before the stories.The first story isFive Children and It The family with four [...]


  • I rather enjoyed this book, although at first I wondered how a children s book could be so long Turns out that it s actually two stories These stories are quite readable and engaging.These two stories are different yet at the same time by the time one reaches the end of the second story, the ring becomes very much like the Samayyad The four siblings of the first story also become very much like the three siblings and one friend of the second story Perhaps I should state that the other way round [...]


  • The modern children s story exists thanks to Nesbit, so reading at least one of her books is a must However, I think I waited a bit too long to do it Everything she s lauded for creating is there the magic, the extraordinary, the adventure for slightly upper class English children , but I kept getting the feeling that I ve read it all before and a little bit better Neither Enchanted castle nor Five Children aged particularly well when compared to the literature that was inspired by them I couldn [...]


  • I love Edith Nesbit s books I love her light, humorous style which seems very modern, considering she wrote 100 yrs ago and her believable characters who always sound like such fun companions and her magical adventure stories So it s a pleasure to share these favorite books with my kids, even if I need to explain lots of antiquated words as we go Of these two stories, I like The Enchanted Castle better the scenes of statues coming to life in the moonlit garden have always stuck in my mind My kid [...]


  • Nesbit was an author I thought I would enjoy than I did It seems like she influenced so many other British authors through her works but I didn t see the staying power in these stories They were charming, though the children did get rather annoying in their reactions The Enchanted Castle is the better of the two stories, weaving the ordinary of life in with the extraordinary The fake people are actually quite scary.


  • This book is really two full books in one, both intended for children While one source described these both as classics, I can see why the first one really isn t read any It is awfully preachy about what children should not do The second one started off in much the same way, and even has a similar theme of wishes gone wrong, but is a much better read The second one is The Enchanted Castle.


  • This is definitely classic literature It s two books, each about 200 pgs There s a magic sand fairy, magic ring, lots of kids, and fun adventures The author writes as though she is seated with children all around her and she is making it up as she goes along, specifically making remarks to the reader s listeners Nesbit is a Brit, and luckily has footnotes explaining obscure words phrases Fun books for about 8 11 years of age.


  • I saw this on the Classics shelf and to my recollection have never read anything by Ms Nesbit So, I gave it a try The verdict Charming and sweet It s definitely aimed at children, but it s enjoyable if you want a really light read between books or to wind down I probably would have loved these stories as a child.


  • So far, I have almost finished Five Children and It It is a wonderful book and very funny I chuckled a lot during the reading and had to share parts of the story with my husband throughout because his curiosity got the better of him I found it to be a very worthwhile read I will come and comment as I finish it.


  • read these first before reading to my children Actually i really liked then especially the Enchanted Castle as it is quite original in the story Both books are much the same with the children and settings etc if you like that time period of the 30 40s and they way the children speak etc you will like thesem if you won t then the books will bug you no end


  • Children making mischief What could be better Edith Nesbit artfully crafts two children s tales that stand up to the test of time Both of these stories activated my imagination in ways I hadn t used since I was a child They took me back to days when the entire world could be recreated in my mind, magic was real, and possibilities were endless.


  • The Enchanted Castle is an excellent example of its genera, and just the sort of story I loved when I was young Nesbit understands children very well, and her story of magic that is real, dangerous, and full of adventures is simply a delight to read This edition contains useful footnotes that translate some of the outdated language and cultural references.


  • currently re reading great kids stories you haven t heard 7 billion times the characters in them are pretty neat too they get mad at each other over stupid stuff when it s hot out, try to be good when it s hard and all nice to turn off your brain to.





  • Third reading with third batch of kids.I have read this to all my children, and just finished with the youngest two It is a family favorite


  • The two stories were oddly similar, 4 children and a mess of wishes The wishes themselves were even almost the same However each story was delightful and the writing very pleasing to the eye.


  • A fun fanciful adventure with a fun group of children with endearing personalities Good to share with my son.


  • Fun children s books, written by a witty author Though it was written so long ago, it translates wonderfully to modern day.






  • I loved this book So far I have only just read the first book in the combo, Five Children and It, and I thought it was so delightful


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