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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (155 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. Nesbit Narrator: Johanna Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781470821098
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These twelve magical stories contain some of the best things ever written in fairy tales. There are enchanted lands inhabited by kings and queens, princes and princesses who have to outwit wicked fairies and evil magicians. Princess Belinda is condemned to be ugly during the week and beautiful only on Sundays. Kenneth turns into a fish and has to be caught before he can transform back into a boy. Amabel opens a wardrobe and discovers an enormous railway station inside. Open the door to your own imagination—what magic world will you find?

The magic, humor, and delightful characters that populate Edith Nesbit’s stories will appeal to listeners of all ages. Those already familiar with the tales will be enchanted anew, and those coming to them for the first time will be captivated by the mystical world they find.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In this delightful collection of fantasies, the listener is introduced to the formal milieu of Victorian England, then whisked away to a series of fantastic worlds.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen E | 8/29/2012

    " Short stories by Nesbit. Nice enough, but none of them really stuck out as fantastic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 3/26/2012

    " Love E. Nesbit! So darling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Dewey | 2/7/2012

    " This was pretty interesting. There were lots of christening/fairy stories. I wonder if Gail Carson Levine gleaned inspiration from E. Nesbit, though there are loads of other ways she could have gotten on that track. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 9/16/2011

    " The author is much better at writing full length fiction. This book is a collection of her short stories. The first story is horrible. The boy in the story tortures his cat and the family cook abuses the cat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 4/6/2011

    " This was just absolutely fun! My only regret is that I didn't find Edith Nesbit's books while I was still a child. I still smile and laugh when I think of the stories I've read by her. One doesn't quickly forget them, which may be the greatest magic of all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/5/2010

    " This is the best collection of E. Nesbit's short stories I've read. The stories were entertaining, amusing and imaginative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 9/18/2010

    " This is a fun book. It has sevrel fun stories in it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maureen | 1/13/2010

    " Short stories by Nesbit. Nice enough, but none of them really stuck out as fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 6/15/2009

    " This was pretty interesting. There were lots of christening/fairy stories. I wonder if Gail Carson Levine gleaned inspiration from E. Nesbit, though there are loads of other ways she could have gotten on that track. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 4/16/2009

    " This was just absolutely fun! My only regret is that I didn't find Edith Nesbit's books while I was still a child. I still smile and laugh when I think of the stories I've read by her. One doesn't quickly forget them, which may be the greatest magic of all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 4/21/2008

    " This is a fun book. It has sevrel fun stories in it. "

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About the Author
Author E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (1858–1924) lived in England and had dreamed of becoming a poet since she was fifteen years old. After her husband fell ill, it was up to her to support her small family. For the next nineteen years, she wrote novels, essays, articles, poems, and short stories; but it was not until 1899, when The Story of the Treasure Seekers was published, that she achieved great success. Her groundbreaking style of depicting realistic, believable children quickly gained a popularity that has lasted for more than a century.

About the Narrator

Johanna Ward (a.k.a. Kate Reading) is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.