9781528713016 - Nine Unlikely Tales - E. Nesbit
9781528713016 - Nine Unlikely Tales - E. Nesbit
Back Cover

Nine Unlikely Tales

Stories of fantasy and magical wonder, these short stories are a perfect mix of Nesbit’s iconic fairy tales and childish mischief, perfect for family bedtime reading.


Additional information


E. Nesbit


Read & Co. Children's


Books for Children and Teenagers

Children's & Teenage Fiction

Short Stories

Traditional Stories & Fairy Tales


9781528713016, 9781528787512

Formats Available




Publication Date

17 June 2019

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a prolific and popular writer of children’s literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. “Nine Unlikely Tales” is a 1901 collection of short stories for children, including “The Cockatoucanor Great Aunt Willoughby”, “The Blue Mountain”, “The Prince, Two Mice, and Some Kitchen Maids”, and others. These charming tales would make for perfect bedtime reading or as an introduction to the wonderful world of short stories for young readers. Illustrated by H. R. Millar and Claude A. Shepperson. Other notable works by this author include: “The Prophet’s Mantle” (1885), “Something Wrong” (1886), and “The Marden Mystery” (1896). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Other books you might like