The phoenix and the carpet
The Phoenix and the Carpet (Five Children #2) by E. NesbitThat evening, Mother read to them from a book called The Phoenix and the Carpet, which she had had since she was a little girl. Like all the best childrens books, it was written to be read aloud; you immediately knew that Mrs. Nesbit had read it aloud to her own children, and every now and then she had put in a little joke for her husband, who was pretending to do something important but was really listening too.
Mrs. Nesbit had a wonderful imagination, and she also had a strong moral sense; so strong, in fact, that she knew, without even stopping to consider the question, that it is most inconsiderate to put improving thoughts into childrens books without first making them amusing. Both the children and their parents thought she wrote very well. The children just said that her books werent boring, like most of the old books that Mother sometimes tried to read to them, while the grown-ups explained it in a more complicated way, using words like Ironic Detachment and Economy of Phrase. It is very rare to find all these excellent qualities combined in one person: almost as rare as to find a Phoenixs egg hidden inside a magic carpet, but not quite.
The Phoenix and the Carpet
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Sign in. Watch now. Title: The Phoenix and the Carpet —. Four young children hope for anything to happen and, when they become owners of the Phoenix, their adventure begins. A group of children discovers a mysterious creature in the local sand pit who agrees to grant them one wish each day.
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The Phoenix and the Carpet is a fantasy novel for children, written by E. Nesbit and first published in It is the second in a trilogy of novels that begins with Five Children and It , and follows the adventures of the same five children: Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb.
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