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The New Treasure Seekers (Bastable Children #3)

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  311 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
This classic tale from E. Nesbit features the six Bastable children who get into scrapes despite always trying to be so good! Appealing to a wide age range, this wonderfully presented eBook has been specially formatted for today's e-readers.
ebook, 195 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Auk Academic (first published 1904)
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Sep 09, 2011 meeners rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reread, children
one of the wisest pieces of advice i ever received as a child came from this book. i quote:

The Constitutions of Clarendon
Clarendon (sometimes called Clarence) had only one constitution. It must have been a very bad one, because he was killed by a butt of Malmsey. If he had had more constitutions or better ones he would have lived to be very old. This is a warning to everybody.

so sayeth albert-next-door, age 9 (or thereabouts). heed his words, my friends! heed them well, i say!
Feb 22, 2015 Ritika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, children, 2015
The book varies in quality as it is closer to a collection of short stories format rather than a single narrative. A few of the stories remain delightful, but you miss the poignancy of The Treasure Seekers or the spirit of The Wouldbegoods. The ending comes on rather abruptly and I blinked quite a few times before realizing the book was definitely coming to an end. However, this remains a pleasant addition to the Bastable Children stories and at best works as a filler rather than as the last boo ...more
Jan 03, 2014 Becky rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The New Treasure Seekers is a collection of short stories starring the Bastable siblings. Some stories are set BEFORE The Story of the Treasure Seekers; some stories are set AFTER The Wouldbegoods. The stories vary in quality, in my opinion. On the one hand, there are a few stories that are truly wonderful. I absolutely adore "The Conscience Pudding," even though the end of the story has a not-so-nice word in it, a product of its time perhaps. I do enjoy Oswald's narration. But reading The New T ...more
Jun 09, 2013 heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book starts off well, although the story gets jumbled up a bit initially as the narrator starts off with the current Christmas celebration and then went back to the first Christmas after Mrs. Bastable died. After that the chapters started to jump back and forth in time until the Bastable children start their journey to Miss Sandal's house by the seaside. Then the fun begins as the Bastable kids innocently get themselves into one stupid adventure after another. Laugh out loud moments abound ...more
This book was hilarious and I got plenty of good chuckles out of it. The Bastable children are incorrigible and their adventures are original. I enjoyed Oswald's style of narration. I just wish I could have read the other books first.
Dec 26, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not quite sure why I loved this book best of all the Bastable books - maybe because the children are a bit older, and a bit better at doing nice things? Oh God, I'm Dora.

Lovely installment by E. Nesbit.
May 01, 2011 Brian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last book featuring the Bastables, and perhaps the weakest in purely narrative flow. I liked it, but was irritated by the time changes, as well as the lack of conclusion.

On the bright side, the book comes off better if you take it as a series of stories that might be published in a newspaper. All the children are themselves (thank goodness!) and we get an absolutely priceless story in which Oswald dresses up as a woman. Nesbit knew what it was like to really be a child. And at a time a lot
Lady Clementina ffinch-ffarowmore
I'd forgotten HOW hilarious these children are! And the illustrations- perfect- the book wouldn't quite be the same without them.
Jun 25, 2012 Kim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Did not finish this one, but unlike Nesbit's other works, not as magical or as interesting.
E. Nesbit is one of the best authors for kids' books that every kid and adult should read.
Nov 02, 2011 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
The Bastables are back in form in these assorted adventures.
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I remember liking it but I don't recall much of the story.
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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 connec
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Other Books in the Series

Bastable Children (4 books)
  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers (Bastable Children, #1)
  • The Wouldbegoods (Bastable Children, #2)
  • Oswald Bastable and Others (Bastable Children, #4)

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