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The Phoenix and the Carpet

Edith Nesbitt


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Compact Disc, Abridged (6/1/2005)


"The Phoenix and the Carpet" tells the story of four children who acquired a magic carpet when they found a special fire egg that hatched in their nursery fireplace. The phoenix came from the egg, and when he saw their mother's new Persian rug, he showed them that it was a magical thing -- a flying carpet that would take them any time and that place they could wish for. Witty, genuine, full of timeless sympathy and childish sensibility, "The Phoenix and the Carpet" offers a special ride through wonders for children of all ages. Like all of Edith Nesbit's books, "The Phoenix and the Carpet" is wonderfully intriguing and include many subtle moral lessons. Clean, inviting and witty, "The Phoenix and the Carpet" is a wonderful book for the young and the young at heart.

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781449918422, 110pp.

Publication Date: November 24, 2009

About the Author

EDITH NESBIT was a mischievous child who grew up into an unconventional adult. With her husband, Hubert Bland, she was one of the founder members of the socialist Fabian Society; their household became a centre of the socialist and literary circles of the times. E. Nesbit turned late to children's writing. Her first children's book, THE TREASURE SEEKERS, was published in 1899 to great acclaim. Other books featuring the Bastable children followed, and a series of magical fantasy books, including FIVE CHILDREN AND IT also became very popular. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN was first published monthly in the LONDON MAGAZINE in 1905, and published as a book in 1906 and has been in print ever since.