The Magic World

The Magic World

by Edith Nesbit

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353442897
Publisher: Astral International Pvt. Ltd.
Publication date: 07/08/2019
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Edith Nesbit (1858 - 1924) was an English author and poet. She wrote or collaborated on more than 60 books of fiction for children. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organization later affiliated with the Labour Party. Nesbit published approximately 40 books for children, including novels, collections of stories and picture books. Collaborating with others, she published almost as many more.

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HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Edith Nesbit (1858-1924), though one might not agree with her socialist politics, was a wonderful children’s story teller who was admired by C. S. Lewis, beginning with The Story of the Treasure Seekers in 1899. We have previously enjoyed some of her books, including The Railway Children, Five Children and It, and The Enchanted Castle. Unlike the others, The Magic World is not a novel but a collection of twelve fantasy short stories. In "The Cat-Hood Of Maurice," a thoughtless boy is taught a lesson by his cat. In “The Mixed Mine,” a magic telescope brings two boys named Edward and Gustus a fortune. In “The Princess and the Hedge- Pig,” a very sensible prince and princess outwit a wicked fairy and usurpers. In "Septimus Septimusson," the seventh son of a seventh son has to go seek his fortune. In “Justnowland,” a girl named Elsie is sent upstairs in disgrace and whisked away by a crow to the world of her dreams. And "The Aunt and Amabel," with its train station tucked away inside a wardrobe in a spare room, was C. S. Lewis' inspiration for setting the land of Narnia inside a similar wardrobe in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe. Some people object to any kind of “magic” in children’s books. They will obviously want to avoid The Magic World. However, the “magic” of this book is not primarily that of witches and sorcerers but basically that of fairy tales. There are a couple of references to drinking wine, a few common euphemisms (golly, drat, Lor’), and one mention of smoking a pipe. While children will enjoy following the well-told plots, adults can chuckle at the tongue-in-cheek humor in many of Nesbit’s aside comments. Many people especially like Nesbit’s ability to combine real-life situations with elements of magical fantasy.