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Magic and the Magician: E. Nesbit and her Children's Books

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In Magic and the Magician, Noel Streatfeild traces the early life of a great children's writer - E. Nesbit - and discovers some of the reasons why the Nesbit books have their particular 'magic.' Although E. Nesbit did not write any children's books until she was over forty, the world she described in them was that of her childhood. Fortunately, she left a very full account In Magic and the Magician, Noel Streatfeild traces the early life of a great children's writer - E. Nesbit - and discovers some of the reasons why the Nesbit books have their particular 'magic.' Although E. Nesbit did not write any children's books until she was over forty, the world she described in them was that of her childhood. Fortunately, she left a very full account of her early life and from this the author has been able to trace some of the threads that led to the making of E. Nesbit, the writer. She also has much of interest to say about the Nesbit book themselves and her appreciation of the Bastable stories, the Psammead, the Phoeix and the Mouldiwarp book, and The Railway Children give a fascinating insight into the art of writing for children. Here is a delightful tribute to a great writer. It will be enjoyed by anyone acquainted with the E. Nesbit stories, as well as by Noel Streatfeild's many admirers. (from: dust-jacket)


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In Magic and the Magician, Noel Streatfeild traces the early life of a great children's writer - E. Nesbit - and discovers some of the reasons why the Nesbit books have their particular 'magic.' Although E. Nesbit did not write any children's books until she was over forty, the world she described in them was that of her childhood. Fortunately, she left a very full account In Magic and the Magician, Noel Streatfeild traces the early life of a great children's writer - E. Nesbit - and discovers some of the reasons why the Nesbit books have their particular 'magic.' Although E. Nesbit did not write any children's books until she was over forty, the world she described in them was that of her childhood. Fortunately, she left a very full account of her early life and from this the author has been able to trace some of the threads that led to the making of E. Nesbit, the writer. She also has much of interest to say about the Nesbit book themselves and her appreciation of the Bastable stories, the Psammead, the Phoeix and the Mouldiwarp book, and The Railway Children give a fascinating insight into the art of writing for children. Here is a delightful tribute to a great writer. It will be enjoyed by anyone acquainted with the E. Nesbit stories, as well as by Noel Streatfeild's many admirers. (from: dust-jacket)

34 review for Magic and the Magician: E. Nesbit and her Children's Books

  1. 5 out of 5

    Farah Mendlesohn

    Peculiar book: the book readings are stronger than the biography. I can’t make up my mind who this is written for: sometimes it reads as if for children and sometimes not. Interesting I think more for an insight into Streatfeild (which is why I’m reading it).

  2. 4 out of 5

    Maxine

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    Rebekka

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    Su

  5. 5 out of 5

    Karen

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kleineleopardin

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ann

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    Channing

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    Robin

  10. 4 out of 5

    Anna "Andi"

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lena

  12. 5 out of 5

    Edward

  13. 4 out of 5

    Carl

  14. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth (Miss Eliza)

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rosie Hopkins

  16. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

  17. 4 out of 5

    Igraine

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    Julia

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    Kaethe Douglas

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    Angela

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    Emily Ortiz

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    Jolie

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    Moira Russell

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    Manny

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    Rebecca

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kasane Teto

  27. 4 out of 5

    Daisy Pommer

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    Celosia

  29. 5 out of 5

    Merete Aasen

  30. 4 out of 5

    Gemma Jackson

  31. 4 out of 5

    Elisa Clawson

  32. 4 out of 5

    M

  33. 4 out of 5

    Ingrid

  34. 4 out of 5

    Josh

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