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The Story of the Treasure Seekers: Being the Adventures of the Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune
"This is the story of the different ways we looked for treasure..."
When their mother dies and their father's business partner runs off with most of their money, the six intrepid Bastable children are determined to restore their family's fallen fortunes. These resourceful children squabble, make up, and have many memorable adventures, from publishing their own newspaper to...more
Oh, yes, I quite enjoyed Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet and so on when I was a child; they're magnificent children's books. But listening to the Librivox recording of The Story of the Treasure-Seekers makes it very, very clear that the magnificent Ms. Nesbit had very firmly in mind the parents who would be reading the books aloud at bedtime. One beautiful example is a scene in which an adult abruptly rises from his seat and walks away to ...more
Before I get too far, there is one very unfortunate reference of the n word in the last chapter and it was most certainly used pejoratively. This book was written in 189 ...more
As I said above, I thought this book was charming & I thoroughly enjoyed reading it! Having two kids of my own, I had had some experience with E. Nesbit - most particularly, we had listened to an audiobook of The Railway Children years ago on a driving trip. In some ways, I think I enjoyed it more than kids did.
Nesbit's stories are so rooted in time and place - childhood in Victorian England - that reading them is a window into the past. It amazes me how much more freedom ch ...more
In the forward information about Mrs. Nesbit it included a description of her that created a funny image in my mind of a young woman hopping over a fence slinging a corset bag full of smoking goods.
She became the modern woman of her time, cut her hair short, threw away her corsets, reveled in physical fitness, walked a great deal and leaped over gates when she had a mind to. She wore Liberty dres...more
"نحن آسفون جداً. لم نفكر في أن أم ألبرت ستقلق عليه إذا احتجزناه فجأة. فنحن نحاول بجد ألا نفكر في أمهات الناس الآخرين, لأنه ليس لدينا أم"
قصة الباحثون عن الكنز
عن ستة أطفال يعلمون بأن والدهم تعرّض لخسارة في تجارته وأنه أصبح لديه القليل من المال, فيبدؤون بوضع الخطط لجمع المال لوالدهم, يبحثون عن الكنوز/المال بطرق شتّى. وفي ثنايا القصة يستعرض المؤلف براءة الأطفال في تعاملهم مع الواقع. ويبدو في النهاية أن بحثهم أثمر, ولكن بطريقة أخرى.
"نحن الباحثون عن الكنز. بحثنا عن كنز, ووجدنا عم طيب"
قرأت نسخة مخ ...more
Told be a unnamed narrator (which honestly you figure out quite quickly) readers find out that the narrator is one of the Bastable Children. There are six Bastable children in all and I am not going to lie, sometimes i got a bit confused by them all. The children are: Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and H. O. We find out that the ...more
The story of the poor Bastable children seeking to better their fortune is something that kids can relate to, wanting t ...more
I knew about Sherlock Holmes and Baker Street, but the Bastables I had never heard of, though Lewis clearly assumed that his readers, or most of them had. So it seemed that an important part of my literary education was missing. It also said ...more
A story of six English siblings setting out to restore their family's “lost fortunes” after the passing of their Mother, and their Father's been cheated out of business by a partner. Told with childish naivety and bluntness, but behind it all you can see “adult” implications, especially as the grown-ups are being touched by the sincerity of the young ones. Fun, sometimes sad, and ...more
It was a wet day, I remember, and mutton hash for dinner—very tough with pale gravy with lumps in it. I think the others would have left a good deal on the sides of their plates, although they know better, only Oswald said it was a savoury stew made of the red deer that Edward shot. So then we were the Children of the New Forest, and the mutton tasted much better. No one in the New Forest minds venison being tough and the gravy pale.
One of the few Nesbit books without any magical creatures or w ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. 5 or 6 siblings, you'd dont know which sibling is telling the story. [s]||3||31||Jul 02, 2013 10:52AM|
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 ...more