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It's startling enough to have a phoenix hatch in your house but even startling when it talks and reveals that you have a magic carpet on the floor The vain and ancient bird accompanies the children on a series of adventures through time and space This book is a seuel to Five Children and It

10 thoughts on “The Phoenix and the Carpet

  1. says:

    That 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 children's 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 uestion that it is most inconsiderate to put improving thoughts into children's books without first making them amusing Both the children and their parents thought she wrote very well The children just said that her books weren't boring like most of the old books that Mother sometimes tried to read to them while the grown ups explained it in a complicated way using words like Ironic Detachment and Economy of Phrase It is very rare to find all these excellent ualities combined in one person almost as rare as to find a Phoenix's egg hidden inside a magic carpet but not uite

  2. says:

    I loved this book and the series as a young girl This book transported me with its imaginative plot and made me want to be one of the lucky children on a magic carpetIt's one of those timeless children's books that I hope children may still read today Up there with books like The Famous Five by Enid Blyton and the Trixie Belden series One of my all time favourite books as an avid younger reader 5 magical stars for entertainment great plot magic and characters

  3. says:

    Did not like this book as much as 'Five Children and It' I felt the children had better adventures in the first book with the Psammead than they did with the Phoenix or the carpetI guess they made better wishes in the first book than the second

  4. says:

    This is the second book in the Five Children series but actually the last one I read after the Amulet and then Five Children and It I think this was the strongest book in the series with the most interesting plotline and I recommend the whole series as a nice bit if early 20th century sci fifantasy

  5. says:

    Sadly classism sexism and racism did dampen my enjoyment of this otherwise fantastic children's book

  6. says:

    I daresay they're not real cats said Jane madly Perhaps they're only dream catsI'll dream cat you my lady was the brief response of the forceIn regards to this book I'm going to write something so groundbreaking that I would be willing to bet lots and lots of metaphorical pounds on the fact that no one has ever said written or even thought about this idea when they closed the pages of Ms Nesbit's wonderful book view spoilerI wish I had a Phoenix and a magic carpet hide spoiler

  7. says:

    Delightful Edwardian flying carpet larks Second book in the 'Five Children and It' trilogy The endearing 'n' pompous Phoenix is one of my favourite characters in literaturewipes tear

  8. says:

    Delightful shenanigans with four children who are left home alone suspiciously often I had considered only giving it four stars due to freuent references to savages and naive notions about burglars Not to mention comments that it's unmanly for boys to cry But I just can't help myself It's just too wonderful for four stars Many thanks go to the Librivox narrator Helen Taylor for her beautiful reading

  9. says:

    Another lovely magical family friendly book in the Five Children series Full of adventures magic wishes and magical creatures Plus Five Children getting up to antics and seemingly forever hungry

  10. says:

    While I really enjoyed the writing style of the book especially the arch little comments on human behaviour it was hard for me to get past the casual oh those poor childish savages racism inherent in books from this eraI think when the Spawn read this we'll have a little talk about the racism in books by writers like Nesbit Blyton and Kipling and what it says about humanity and hopefully how we've moved on at least a little