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by Edith Nesbit

Produced by Jo Churcher. The phoenix and the carpet. So I give you nothing fine- Only this book your book and mine, And hers, whose name by yours is set; Your book, my book, the book of Margaret! E. NESBIT DYMCHURCH September, 1904.

Produced by Jo Churcher. TO. My Dear Godson HUBERT GRIFFITH and his sister MARGARET. 1 The Egg 2 The Topless Tower 3 The Queen Cook 4 Two Bazaars 5 The Temple 6 Doing Good 7 Mews from Persia 8 The Cats, the Cow, and the Burglar 9 The Burglar's Bride 10 The Hole in the Carpet 11 The Beginning of the End 12 The End of the End. Chapter 1. the egg.

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has been added to your Cart. Originally written in 1904 this is the second in a trilogy by this author. Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Amulet) We have read them all and highly recommend. The chapters are long but our kids sit enthralled. Important to note that there are NO illustrations in this Kindle version.

She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. The Phoenix and the Carpet' is E. Nesbit's second fantasy novel and is the sequel to 'Five Children and It'. From Robert, Anthea, Jane and Cyril's new nursery carpet there falls a mysterious egg which is hatched in the fire to reveal a benevolent, resourceful and ingenious Phoenix who explains that the carpet is possessed of magic qualities.

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The Phoenix explains that the carpet is a magical one that will grant them three wishes per da. E. CONTENTS Continue reading book .

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November 5th is coming and if you are from England you will know that that is Guy Fawkes Night, the night where we let off fireworks and have a BIG bonfire. One of the children (there are five: Anthea, Robert, Cyril, Jane and Lamb) is concerned that the fireworks will not be up to par. What should they do? Each pick one and try them out in the nursery of course! Three go off with no event but the fourth, a Jack-in-the-Box, is stubborn. No amount of coaxing will get it going. Anthea gets paraffin! Whoosh! Up goes the carpet, Cyril loses his eyebrows and all four faces are black! (Lamb is only a baby so not involved in this adventure.) The consequence? BED!

When a new carpet is purchased and brought back to the nursery, the children find an egg rolled up inside. Now with no November 5th celebration (more consequences for the children's mischief), their parents at the theatre, the kids are bored. Time to try some magic. Nothing happens until Robert accidentally knocks the egg into the fire and what emerges is the Phoenix, a mythical bird. This is the start of some amazing journeys/adventures.

How does Cook disappear? Becomes a queen? What happens when the carpet is accidentally sold? How about 199 Persian cats, 398 musk-rats and a Jersey milk cow which a burglar just happens to know how to milk?!

I will say that these children are not always the politest to elders but this is a good talking point with your children. However, in their defense, they are left to their own devices a LOT! Originally written in 1904 this is the second in a trilogy by this author. (Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Amulet) We have read them all and highly recommend. The chapters are long but our kids sit enthralled. Important to note that there are NO illustrations in this Kindle version. I purchased this book for my Kindle. I was not required to write a review but chose to do so. Thanks, Liz
I had read about E. Nesbit forever and finally am reading a couple of her children's "magic" books. She was the model for Edward Eager's magic books, and I understand why he admired her. (My granddaughter and I loved all of Eager's books.) The children in The Phoenix are very real, each with "its" own personality. (Nesbit solves the he/she problem by simply referring to each child with "it" -- funny, but sensible. She clearly intends no insult.) They are very real-world children who happen to encounter magic -- the psammead in The Five Children and It, and the phoenix in this book. Although as Cyril points out, they are probably the kind of children likely to encounter magic. Even the phoenix has its own distinct personality -- rather proud of itself. It is, after all, thousands of years old and is the only one of its kind.
The carpet (owned by the phoenix), which finds its way into the nursery, is magic. But as the children had discovered with the psammead, getting what one wishes for is not all it is cracked up to be. So the children find themselves in one not entirely desirable adventure after another.
The book is British, of course, since Nesbit is, and it was written over 100 years ago, so some of the settings and language may seem a little quaint. I found this rather delightful. These children who play in a "nursery" and have their "tea" are very much like the children today who may be reading this book.
I have given both The Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet to my granddaughter, largely because she enjoyed such books as Half Magic. When I send her books, I enclose a letter about them, and in this letter I reminded her that as Half Magic opened, the four children are walking home from the library, where they have just checked out yet another book by their favorite author, E. Nesbit. And since they can't wait to begin reading it, Jane starts reading to the others on their 2-mile walk home. They are forced to go to bed, but except for that, they do not stop their reading until the book is finished. In that narrative, Eager is I think reflecting his own love for Nesbit's writing. What was different about her treatment of magic is, it wasn't about fairyland, with dragons and ogres. It was about real children in the real world who encounter magic. The implication i think is that our own world has some magic in it.
I've looked for a copy of this book for years. When I was a child, this book was one of my favorites.

Yes, it's a bit old fashioned--but so is "Wind in the Willows" and that continues to be a classic. This is a great book for a parent to read with a child. It's full of wonder, great characters, and opens a window on a by-gone age. Like all great children's classics, it's written in such a way that adults can enjoy the story every bit as much as the children.

It's too bad that E.Nesbit's books are so often overlooked by Americans. I found this book in the children's section of the public library when I was a kid (back in the 60s) and enjoyed it so much that I became a lover of fantasy for the rest of my life. If you loved the Narnia Chronicles, then be sure to check out "The Phoenix and the Carpet."
The Phoenix and the Carpet ebook
Edith Nesbit
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