In the book The Railway Children, by Edith Nesbit, a mother and her three children must move from their house in the city to a cheaper house in the country after their father is suddenly taken away one night by three men. The children don’t know where he went or when or if he’s coming back. Near their new house is a train station where they often go and make new friends. They have lots of adventures, such as saving a train from a crash and saving a boy who had broken his leg in a train tunnel. In the end their father comes back and they find out he had been wrongly accused of a crime and had been in jail the whole time.
I really like this book because I wish I could run around everywhere without any grown-ups and have such fun adventures like they did. My favorite part was when they first waved to the train and someone waved back. I like it because it’s funny that the hand waving out the window was so unexpected.
The parts I didn’t like as much were the slower parts when they weren’t having any adventures. The other thing I dislike was that it ended too soon. I wanted it to go on forever.
One thing I learned from this book is that if your mom is sad don’t ask her too many questions. The mom got even sadder every time they asked her about their father. Another thing is to have hope and never give up. In the book the children always kept hoping that their father would come back.
I have read one other book by this author and that was Three Children and It. I also like that book. They are both old-fashioned and mainly about kids who adventures on their own.
Overall, this book is extremely fun and I would definitely want to read it again.
English lesson 10