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by Cecil Leslie,E. Nesbit

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TO My Dear Son Fabian Bland. These were the dreadful words of our Indian uncle

TO My Dear Son Fabian Bland. These were the dreadful words of our Indian uncle. They made us feelvery young and angry; and yet we could not be comforted by calling himnames to ourselves, as you do when nasty grown-ups say nasty things,because he is not nasty, but quite the exact opposite when notirritated.

Paperback, Puffin Classics, 720 pages. In 1899 she had published The Adventures of the Treasure Seekers to great acclaim. Other books in the series. Bastable Children (4 books). Published November 26th 1992 by Puffin Books (first published 1904). The Story of the Treasure Seekers, The Wouldbegoods, New Treasure Seekers. Written under the pen name of her third child 'Fabian Bland', these books were not successful.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a novel by E. Nesbit. First published in 1899, it tells the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. Bastable, and their attempts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family; its sequels are The Wouldbegoods (1901) and The New Treasure Seekers (1904).

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The children, now living in the Moat House with Albert's Uncle, think they ought to try to be good; at least the girls do. Their Random Acts of Kindness tend to misfire. Just as funny, if not more so, than the first in the trilogy. overthemoon, June 27, 2010. Written by a customer while visiting librarything. 0 0. Customer Q&A. Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

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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 organisation later affiliated to the Labour Party.

Next day we made a Union Jack out of pocket-handkerchiefs and part of a red flannel petticoat of the White Mouse's, which she did not want just then, and some blue ribbon we got at the village shop.

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Hilarious! My kids love it. A few comments that, today, are racist. We really enjoy Edith Nesbit. Makes for some great read aloud family time.
Everything I've ready by E. Nesbit has been entertaining; the Psammead kids and the Railway Children are believable children and nice, even though they all get into stupid scrapes a lot. They seem to learn from their mistakes. But the Bastables, in the Treasure Seekers and Wouldbegoods, are either sickly-sweet dogooders (Dora and Daisy) or kids who just don't think, and don't seem to learn anything (the rest of them). They get into scrape after scrape - unlike Nesbit's other children who have some legitimate good times - and then the Bastables get sent to bed and that's the end of it, until they do something dumb the next day. Also, this book is purportedly penned by one of the Bastable children and so there is a lot of liberty taken with grammar, history, etc. The other Nesbit books I like are all written in third person and seem easier to read.
Hilarious adventures of some very British children (Edwardian era) who try very hard and very earnestly to be good, with disastrous results. I read it many times as a child.
We have read all of E. Nesbit's books aloud. My kids generally remark how well she "gets" kids. Her stories are timeless and usually involve children who want to be good and yet find that it isn't always easy. A very pleasant read.
Edith Nesbit was an English author who wrote children's book using the name E. Nesbit. She published approximately forty books for children, and was dubbed "the first modern writer for children" by her biographer Julia Briggs. Other authors of children's literature focused on fantasy themes and mystical lands, but she focused on reality and the harsh nature that it sometimes exhibited. This was on display especially in the books The Story of the Treasure Seekers and its sequel The Wouldbegoods,

The Story of the Treasure Seekers was Nesbit's first published story. It tells the story of the six Bastable children - Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H.O.). The story is told from the point of view of one of the six children, but the narrator refuses to reveal who he/she is until the end. If you're an astute reader, you can figure it out easily enough. The Bastable children live with their widowed father. The family used to be much wealthier, but they are very poor now. They're not really sure why they are, but they realize that things are not how they used to be. Due to their lack of finances, the children do not attend school and are left with a lot of free time to do what they wish. They decide to use this free time to restore their father's wealth. Will they succeed? You'll have to read to find out.

The Wouldbegoods follows the same six children, plus an additional two neighbor children (Denny and Daisy) who have been banished from their mansion after a disaster involving a water hose and expensive stuffed animals. Dora urges the children to mend their ways and form "The Society of the Wouldbegoods." In this group, they look to perform good deeds, but there are two problems with their plans - They never go the way they are intended, and they do these good deeds for praise and glory and not because they are the right thing to do. Will they eventually realize that good deeds are their own reward, or will they just keep leaving a path of destruction wherever they go? As I said above, you'll have to read to find out.

These are two unique, but solid books of children's literature. E. Nesbit writes with a timeless quality and presents the world as it is, which was a bold innovation for children's literature. Like most series, the sequel doesn't live up to the hype, but it is not without merit. I especially like the Hesperus Press versions of these two books, because they had forewords by respected children's authors Julia Donaldson and Lois Lowry, respectively. If you are looking to introduce your children to some of the classics in children's literature, then you need copies of these books. The only disappointment is that Hesperus Press hasn't printed the rest of the books about the Bastable children, but I can always hope.
Continuing the series about the Bastable children is The Wouldbegoods, in which the children discover that having money again and living in their Indian Uncle's fancy house in town does not make them automatically desire to be good.

I didn't find this nearly as much fun as The Treasure-Seekers. The latter carried on the often amusing conceit that the narrator was anonymous, although Oswald outed himself near the end, as if the reader hadn't already known after a couple of paragraphs. Still, he did come out and admit it - which makes it somewhat trying that the same conceit is carried on here.

It's a bit funny to read (listen to) this almost immediately after The Railway Children. That set of kids was well-intentioned, good-hearted, and heroic; this lot is much more lawless and self-absorbed. The very name "Wouldbegoods" is a sign of it: they realize that they are prone to petty criminality as the sparks fly upward, and the two "prissy" girls, Dora and Daisy, propose to form a club to try to improve themselves.

It doesn't go terribly well.

I hate to say it, being as he (along with his creator) is a birthday-twin, but ... I don't like Oswald Bastable in this. He was somewhat endearing in his pompous yet insecure self-praise in TTS, but here he and one or two of the others seem to have a bit more of a mean streak, or perhaps simply carelessness. Oswald will go far, though, with his attributes - or end up hanged.

I think part of it was that I missed Albert's Uncle in The Wouldbegoods - hey! Where did his beloved go? And why did I only just think of that? Hm. Anyway. I loved Albert's Uncle in The Treasure Seekers, but while he was nominally the adult in charge here he was locked up in his room writing a great deal. Rather more than might have been wise given the amount of close supervision these children require. Without him, there is less of the second-hand, through-the-lens-of-Oswald's-POV adult reaction which made Treasure Seekers so priceless.

I think that's a big part of why the constant string of incidents wore a bit thinner in The Wouldbegoods than in Treasure Seekers: it very soon becomes don't these kids ever learn? combined with Oswald at least must be old enough to know better by now. But they haven't, and he doesn't, and there goes the pig galloping down the road while the sheep vanish in the opposite direction. The one certainty in any given chapter is that there will be breakage.

Wouldbegoods is still miles better than most of what's put out today, as far as I've seen; it's still great fun. So: not my favorite, but still - E. Nesbit. That counts for a great deal.
The Wouldbegoods: Being the Further Adventures of the Treasure Seekers (Puffin Classics) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Cecil Leslie,E. Nesbit
ISBN: 0140350594
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Puffin (April 1, 1986)
Pages: 288 pages