The Story of the Treasure Seekers

Publisher: Hesperus Press

The first book from classic children's author E Nesbit, this is the much-loved story of the Bastable family. Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and H.O. live in Blackheath with their widowed father, whose business is failing. Too poor to attend school, the children entertain themselves by coming up with new ideas for ways to restore the fallen fortune of the House of Bastable. But whether they are digging for buried treasure in the garden, setting up as newspaper editors or becoming bandits, their treasure-seeking exploits never work out quite as they imagined.

With one of the most brilliant narrative voices in children's fiction, The Story of the Treasure Seekers deserves a place on every family's bookshelf. Blending Edwardian charm with enough freshness and humour to ensure the story will continue to amuse and entertain new generations of readers, it is a real treat, and perfect for reading aloud. This attractive new edition from Hesperus Press comes with an introduction from former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson. 

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