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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,416 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Nesbit Narrator: Anna Bentinck Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2005 ISBN:
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The Phoenix and the Carpet is the sequel to Five Children and It and continues the adventures of Robert, Cyril, Anthea, Jane, and their baby brother, Lamb. They encounter a phoenix wrapped in a magic carpet, and thus begins a series of adventures: captivating, extraordinary, and fun, even if some of them go horribly wrong. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Havens | 1/26/2014

    " Next book after Five Children and It. Just as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ishki | 1/10/2014

    " Reading time with Abra. Brings back wonderful memories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/7/2014

    " Watched the t.v. show as a child and thus, was delighted to see it was a book first. Utterly charming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Whitcomb | 12/18/2013

    " The same five children who discovered the sand fairy and the amulet find a talking bird and a flying carpet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eyehavenofilter | 12/17/2013

    " I love this series. It is fantasy at its best. A bird that comes back to life over and over again and a magic carpet that takes you where ever you want to go. Just don't plan on things turning out the way you thought they would. When you travel through time....crazy things almost always happen! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 12/17/2013

    " Sequel to Five Children and It. Loved it when I was younger, but perhaps not quite as much -- I recall the books getting quite repetitious. Definitely had a lot of magic for me, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gemma | 12/7/2013

    " Such a fav. of mine growing up, that every time I look into a roaring fire I think of the Phoenix. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luke Mais | 11/18/2013

    " I just finished reading it, but for some reason I don't think it was that good, my dad didn't really like it either. 2 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/6/2013

    " Children will like the fantasy, adventure, and farcical comedy. Adults can appreciate the vivid prose. I just wish the chapters were a wee bit shorter. I can only handle so much farcical adventure in a sitting! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 10/30/2013

    " This is one of my favorite books and I have read it many times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nora T | 5/8/2013

    " Just finished re-reading it, and laughed out loud multiple times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilee | 4/17/2013

    " I loved this book when I was in first grade, so I read it again recently and was not so impressed. I suppose that's just because of the difference in age. Kids would love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/20/2012

    " A delightful read; the Phoenix was marvellous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rowena | 11/20/2012

    " One of my favourite books when I was a child. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find the book anywhere so I ended up reading the ebook version, so I didn't get to see the cool illustrations I remember from my childhood. It was nice to take a walk down memory lane again and enjoy a childhood favourite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 9/13/2012

    " A decent book. My favorite parts are the little rhymes to the Noahs Ark game spread throughout that I hope to play with my babe when he gets a bit older. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bettie | 7/30/2011

    " BBC7 Big Toe Books - read by Patricia Hodge. This sequel to Five Children and It sees the four children finding a carpet and then being told by a phoenix that it is a magic carpet. This means a series of adventures. With delightful music of the period. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Gatekeeper | 3/13/2011

    " I liked it. Not quite as funny as the first book, but still quite a fun read. Phoenixes are cool, even if they are vain. :) "

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

    " It's better to burn out than fade away, as a wise (and tattooed) man once said. And the Phoenix, the splendid self-effacing Phoenix, whose humility outshines the sun, gives us a wonderful example of how to do it in this here book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CLM | 10/8/2010

    " Perhaps my favorite of this trilogy - I like the magic carpet, which becomes worn at the edges as it transports the children, and the melancholy Phoenix. But I never understood how Anthea could rhyme with Panther! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 9/27/2010

    " Watched the t.v. show as a child and thus, was delighted to see it was a book first. Utterly charming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 12/25/2009

    " Sequel to Five Children and It. Loved it when I was younger, but perhaps not quite as much -- I recall the books getting quite repetitious. Definitely had a lot of magic for me, though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CLM | 8/7/2009

    " Perhaps my favorite of this trilogy - I like the magic carpet, which becomes worn at the edges as it transports the children, and the melancholy Phoenix. But I never understood how Anthea could rhyme with Panther! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Simon | 7/28/2009

    " "Everybody knows he's a bird of his word..." cracks me up every time!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 6/15/2009

    " This book certainly deserves better reviews and ratings than it has had so far. I liked it more than the first in the series (although I liked that, too—i.e. Five Children and It). It really is an interesting read, and the Phoenix is an interesting character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 The Gatekeeper | 6/3/2009

    " I liked it. Not quite as funny as the first book, but still quite a fun read. Phoenixes are cool, even if they are vain. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ishki | 2/10/2009

    " Reading time with Abra. Brings back wonderful memories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 11/17/2008

    " A decent book. My favorite parts are the little rhymes to the Noahs Ark game spread throughout that I hope to play with my babe when he gets a bit older. "

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