The Phoenix and the Carpet

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Wordsworth Editions, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
'The Phoenix and the Carpet' is E. Nesbit's second fantasy novel and is the sequel to 'Five Children and It'. From Robert, Anthea, Jane and Cyril's new nursery carpet there falls a mysterious egg which is hatched in the fire to reveal a benevolent, resourceful and ingenious Phoenix who explains that the carpet is possessed of magic qualities. And so begins a series of fantastic and bizarre adventures as the carpet transports the children and the Phoenix to places as diverse as a chilling French castle, a desert island and even the Phoenix Fire Insurance Company's offices, which the Phoenix believes to be a shrine for his followers. AUTHOR: Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland; 15 August 1858 - 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a precursor to the modern Labour Party.
 

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User Review  - foggidawn - LibraryThing

Cyril, Robert, Anthea, and Jane are rather hard on their belongings. When their old nursery carpet is destroyed in an accident with some fireworks, their mother replaces it with a bargain carpet from ... Read full review

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This sequel to "Five Children and It" is even more delightful than the first novel. This time the children come into possession of a phoenix and a magic carpet that grants them three wishes a day ... Read full review

Contents

The Topless Tower
31
The Queen Cook
52
Two Bazaars
73
The boys carried it away between them
91
The Temple
93
Bash him off Urb
99
Doing Good
114
Robert lighted a candle
117
Robert and Cyril held the cow by the horns
152
He went on milking in a sort of happy dream
159
The Burglars Bride
164
It was full of little holes
167
Penny plain and tuppence coloured
174
The Hole in the Carpet
180
jane dropped
187
The Beginning of the
195

Ah catch it then cried the lady
125
Mews from Persia
131
He dived into the pantry head first
134
Every one helpedeven the Phoenix
140
The Cats the Cow and the Burglar
148
Robert had to pretend to be cold
200
It was a great yellow pigeon
209
The End of the
210
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