Monday, June 27, 2011

The Railway Children - Edith Nesbit

The Railway children is the story of three siblings Roberta, Peter and Phyllis who are ripped off from their affluent homes to another near the Railways because their father is wrongly convicted of  a crime he did not commit though the children are not aware of where their father is.They only know that their father is not at home and now they have to stay away from him and have to "play poor".

Its all written in the perceptive of the children.The experiences of the children seen through their eyes makes reading the book so much of a pleasure.

I sometimes wonder at the memory of the Author.How well she must remember her own childhood that she has so beautifully potrayed it through the three children.How well she reminds us of how we used to be.

The Green Dragon coming out of its Lair (train coming out of the tunnel), The old gentleman waving from the train , the Old stationmaster who shows them so much of the railways,Perks the porter and his family...Why....... Every single character makes us wish we had someone like them.A colorful story Painted with colorful strokes.

If this  wont remind you of your childhood....Nothing will.

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