E. Nesbit

Ghost Story Collection 001


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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

The Enchanted Castle


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Three children, forced to remain at school during the holidays, go in search of adventure. What they find is a magic castle straight out of …

The Railway Children


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Edith Nesbit’s classic story, in which three children, pulled suddenly from their comfortable suburban life, move to the country with their …

Ghost Story Collection 002


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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

The Book of Dragons


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A dragon who flies out of a magical book; one whose purr quiets a fussy baby; another who eats an entire pack of tame hunting-hippopotomuses…

The Story of the Treasure Seekers


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This is the story of the Bastable children and their attempts to help the family finances by searching for treasure. (Summary by Karen Savag…

The Magic City


Read by Ruth Golding


Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of thei…

Grim Tales


Read by Peter Yearsley


A collection of gentle stories that draw us into that hidden world where fear is just around the next corner, and where loving hands can tou…

Five Children and It


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This delightful novel begins when a family of five children moves from London to the English countryside. While playing in a gravel pit soon…

The Magic World


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Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of sto…

The Wonderful Garden


Read by Ruth Golding


Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's hou…

Ghost Story Collection 004


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A collection of ten pieces, read by various readers, about the unreal edges of this world in legend and story; tales of love, death and beyo…

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare


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Edith Nesbit, the author of Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare, felt passionately that young children should enjoy Shakespeare's great works…

Five Children and It (Version 2)


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This delightful novel begins when a family of five children moves from London to the English countryside. While playing in a gravel pit soon…

Nine Unlikely Tales


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Nine original and, yes, unlikely fairy-tales, which include stories of the arithmetic fairy, the king who became a charming villa-residence …

The Phoenix and the Carpet


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The Phoenix and the Carpet is a fantasy novel for children, written in 1904 by E. Nesbit. It is the second in a trilogy of novels that began…

The Wouldbegoods, Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers


Read by Alan Chant


The Bastable children, first met in The Treasure Seekers, are sent to stay in the countryside; is it large enough to contain their exuberant…

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 018


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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up …

My School Days


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A short memoir about the author's school days, serialised in The Girl's Own Paper from October 1896 to September 1897. It includes stories a…

Wings and the Child


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"When this book first came to my mind it came as a history and theory of the building of Magic Cities on tables, with bricks and toys a…

The Children's Shakespeare


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This children's book retells twelve of Shakespeare's most popular plays as stories for children. Each of the plays are rewritten as short st…

The Story of the Amulet


Read by Helen Taylor


The third of the series featuring Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane: four children who are, as they often say, "the sort of people that wo…

Royal Children of English History


Read by Cori Samuel


From the first chapter: "History is a story, a story of things that happened to real live people in our England years ago; and the thin…

The Phoenix and the Carpet (version 2)


Read by Helen Taylor


Five children discover a mysterious egg in their new nursery carpet - an egg which hatches into a magical talking Phoenix! The carpet is a m…

The House of Arden


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This novel describes how Edred and Elfrida Arden and their Aunt Edith embark on a treasure hunt through time - for the famous Arden family t…

Pussy and Doggy Tales


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Charming Tales about cats and dogs. (Summary by Elli)

New Treasure Seekers


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Oswald, Dora, Dicky, Alice, H.O, and Noel fill their free time with entertainments that don't always turn out as they plan. But whether tell…

In the Nursery of My Bookhouse


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Full of delightful nursery rhymes, charming poems and engaging stories, folk and fairy tales, this is the first volume of the "My Bookh…

Children's Short Works, Vol. 016


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Librivox’s Children’s Short Works Collection 016: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

Wet Magic


Read by Phil Chenevert


A book about children who find magic in every day life .. and discover that mermen and mermaids actually have a whole underwater kingdom wit…

Christmas Short Works Collection 2007


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LibriVox’s 2007 Christmas Short Works Colletion containing public domain short stories, essays, poems, and scripture passages recorded by a …

Harding's Luck


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Harding's luck is sequel to E. Nesbit's "The House of Arden". It tells the story of Dickie Harding, a disabled boy, who one day ac…

Five Children and It (version 3 Dramatic Reading)


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Finding a Psammead (sand-fairy) to grant any wish your heart desires seems like the beginning of endless delights, but as Cyril, Anthea, Rob…

Coffee Break Collection 008 - Animals


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This is the eighth collection of our "coffee break" series, involving public domain works that are between 3 and 15 minutes in len…

The Lark


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"The Lark" has all the charm and freshness which have made Miss Nesbit's former novels so justly popular, and yet the story ts ent…

The Literary Sense


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A collection of short stories written by the author of other literary greats such as The Railway Children, Five Children and It and The Phoe…

Short Story Collection Vol. 066


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Another great collection of short stories in English, selected and read by Librivox readers.

The Phoenix and the Carpet (version 3 Dramatic Version)


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Cyril, Robert, Anthea and Jane need a new carpet for the nursery, but it turns out to be a magic carpet containing a phoenix egg! They disco…

For Dolly, who does not Learn her Lessons


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of For Dolly, who does not Learn her Lessons by E. Nesbit. This was the Weekly Poetry project fo…

Atlantic Narratives: Modern Short Stories


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This book, published in 1918 by the Atlantic Monthly Press, is a collection of 23 "modern short stories", written by various autho…

The Story of the Amulet (version 2)


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The Story of the Amulet is a novel for children, written in 1906 by E. Nesbit. It is the final part of a trilogy of novels that also include…

Through the Wood


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LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of Through the Wood by E. Nesbit. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 11th, 2009.

Short Story Collection Vol. 019


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Librivox’s Short Story Collection 019: a collection of 10 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.

Wet Magic (version 2)


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Are mermaids real? Well of course they are! Just ask the four very English children who, when on vacation by the sea, find out about one b…

All Round the Year


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A light and whimsical collection of poems by the celebrated children's author E Nesbit, in collaboration with Saretta Nesbit. (Summary by Da…

LibriVox 5th Anniversary Collection Vol. 2


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What do you do for a fifth anniversary? We decided to have a collection of short works with a difference. We challenged our readers to find …

The Rainbow and the Rose


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A collection of poetry in the whimsical style of Edith Nesbit, author of "The Five Children and It" and "The Railway Children…

Short Poetry Collection 083


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This is a collection of poems submitted by LibriVox volunteers for the months of September and October 2009.

Many Voices (selection from)


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E. Nesbit (Edith Bland) was a prodigious 19th century children’s writer who produced over 60 books of fiction for children. This book of poe…

Ruby Wedding Collection


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This collection comprises short stories, poems, a little bit of history and a little bit of ornithology, all with ruby connections. The read…

Short Poetry Collection 103


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for December 2011.

Short Poetry Collection 087


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for the month of March 2010.

Short Poetry Collection 106


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This is a collection of poems read by LibriVox volunteers for March 2012.

Children's Short Works, Vol. 022


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Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 022: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Libr…

Short Poetry Collection 084


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This is an open collection of poems for the months of November and December 2009.

LibriVox 9th Anniversary Collection


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This year is the 9th anniversary of our illustrious community, and readers have found and recorded 99 items with a connection with the numbe…

Fear (miedo)


Read by Alba


Short Poetry Collection 078


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This is a collection of poems read by Librivox volunteers during the month of April 2009.

LibriVox 12th Anniversary Collection


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"LibriVox is a hope, an experiment, and a question: can the net harness a bunch of volunteers to bring books in the public domain to li…

Christmas Short Works Collection 2015


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This year's Christmas collection of short stories, poems and non-fiction features readings in English, French, German and Romanian - Summary…