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The Railway Children

In this children's novel, kindness is shown in many ways, illustrating the theme that being kind is an extremely important value. It keeps the world running smoothly. Although the children's father...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 5:00 pm UTC

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The Railway Children

Roberta is the eldest of the railway children and is already the most thoughtful and introspective of them at the beginning of the book. She understands more of what has happened to the family than...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 8:36 am UTC

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The Railway Children

When their father's arrest forces the children to move with their mother to a new and poorer home, far from where they used to live, the children go down to see the railway the first afternoon they...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019 4:18 pm UTC

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The Railway Children

The Railway Children begins with the observation that they were not railway children to begin with. Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis come from a comfortable middle-class family which suddenly changes...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 1:15 pm UTC

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The Railway Children

Although the children are in a distressing situation, they are have the capacity to experience much joy. Their distress arises, first, from the fact that their father has gone away. They don't know...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 5:21 pm UTC

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The Railway Children

The children often show their resourcefulness and ability to innovate in this story. One example is the following: The children are waiting for 11:29 train to go rushing by, when suddenly they see...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 5:41 pm UTC

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The Railway Children

E. Nesbit's The Railway Children is a delightful tale of a family that truly loves and supports one another and of an Old Gentleman who befriends them. Let's look closely at the characters of the...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2021 2:57 pm UTC

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