The Phoenix and the Carpet

The Phoenix and the Carpet

Book - 2017
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'Rain, rain, go away, ' said Anthea; 'but it never DOES go' I expect you know how boring it can be to stay indoors on rainy days. it was on one of those dull days that the five children accidentally set their nursery on fire (with fireworks). No one thought that that disastrous day would bring the start of new adventures. But the new nursery carpet, when it arrives, comes with something odd wrapped inside it: an enormous glowing egg. And inside is the most beautiful bird you've ever seen - in fact, not a bird: a noble and fabulous phoenix. New adventures just might have begun ... Includes exclusive content: In the Backstory you can ponder what you would wish for and find out which character you most resemble! Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
A flaming bird, the Phoenix, leads the children on their magic journeys wherever they wish to go, in time or space.
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781784873059
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 19 cm


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Mark_Daly Oct 15, 2014

Still funny, but also less compelling and more ragged than Five Children and It, the first book to feature these characters. There's no momentum to the series of increasingly wild adventures the children undertake with the help of their magical deus ex machina. The portrayal of tropical islanders and others shows the unfortunate prejudices of children and adults in Nesbit's time.

7Liberty7 May 22, 2013

Very funny and interesting. Really liked the Phoenix and Baby Lamb.


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