Includes a character guide, quizzes, author information, and information on steam trains and being a child in Edwardian times "Stand firm" said Peter, "and wave like mad!" They were not railway children to begin with. When their Father mysteriously leaves home Roberta (everyone calls her Bobbie), Phyllis, and Peter must move to a small cottage in the countryside with Mother. It is a bitter blow to leave their London home, but soon they discover the hills and valleys, the canal, and of course, the railway. But with the thrilling rush and rattle and roar of the trains comes danger too. Will the brave trio come to the rescue? And most importantly, can they solve the disappearance of their Father?
Edith Nesbit (1858ľ1924) is the author of Five Children and It, The Railway Children, andáThe Treasure Seekers.