The Railway Children
Paperback $24.95eBook $10.95
200 pages (approx)
A rollercoaster (well, steam train) ride of adventures and emotions which will captivate young and old alike. The mystery and the multi-layered plot will keep the pages turning and many will find the book hard to put down until you reach the book's satisfying conclusion.
SynopsisThe Waterbury family are completely happy until mysterious men take their father away, and they have to move up to Yorkshire to "Three Chimneys", a house near the railway, without him. The three open-hearted children, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis, find amusement in watching the trains on the nearby railway line and waving to the passengers. They become friendly with Albert Perks, the station porter, and with the Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train. Meanwhile, to earn money to survive during her husband's absence, Mother writes and sells stories to magazines.
After many adventures, including saving the lives of dozens of passengers by alerting a train to a landslide, rescuing a Russian dissident, Mr. Szczepansky, and uniting him with his family, and caring for Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman, who is injured whilst participating in a paper chase, Bobbie eventually discovers the truth of her father's absence and appeals to the Old Gentleman for his help. But can he help to prove their father's innocence? And will the family finally be reunited?
Book in DetailCharacters To Personalise
Roberta - The eldest of the three Waterbury children. Roberta is 12 years old.
Peter – Is the only boy in the Waterbury family and he is 10 years old.
Phyllis - Is the youngest of the three children and is a little 8 year old girl.
James - is the name of their dog
Aunt Emma - Aunt Emma is much older than Mother, and believes in keeping children in their proper places. The children more than returned the compliment. Their idea of Aunt Emma's proper place was anywhere where they were not. So they saw very little of her. They preferred the company of the servants, who were more amusing.
Albert Perks – Is the station master of the 'Great Northern and Southern Railway' in the Yorkshire dales. He is a straight talking yet warm-hearted man who the children befriend soon after their move to “Three Chimneys”.
Mrs Viney - Helps the family settle into their house at Three Chimneys and also cooks their meals.