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The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s

The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s by Edith Nesbit
By: (1858-1924)

In "The Wonderful Garden" or "The Three C.'s," Edith Nesbit crafts a delightful and enchanting story that transports readers into a world of magic and adventure. The story follows three siblings, Jerry, Jimmy, and Cathy, as they discover a hidden garden filled with wonder and mystery.

Nesbit's writing is engaging and captivating, drawing readers into the magical world she has created. The characters are well-developed, each with their own unique personalities and quirks. The bond between the siblings is heartwarming and relatable, making it easy for readers to connect with them.

The plot is full of twists and turns, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they follow the siblings on their journey through the garden. Nesbit's vivid descriptions bring the garden to life, making it easy to imagine the lush greenery, colorful flowers, and magical creatures that inhabit it.

Overall, "The Wonderful Garden" or "The Three C.'s" is a charming and whimsical tale that will appeal to readers of all ages. Nesbit's storytelling is timeless, and her ability to weave magic and adventure into her stories is truly remarkable. Whether you are a fan of fantasy or simply enjoy a good story, this book is sure to delight and enchant you from beginning to end.

Book Description:
Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups.

E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy summer days of a well-to-do Edwardian childhood, liberally spiced with magic, humour and lessons learned.

Published exactly 100 years ago, this is one of her least-known children's books, out of print for many years, and with no text available online at the time of recording. Yes, it's dated. Yes, it's politically incorrect. But it is delightful nonetheless. As Gore Vidal once wrote: "...though a reading of E. Nesbit is hardly going to change the pattern of a nation, there is some evidence that the child who reads her will never be quite the same again, and that is probably a good thing." (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - December 5, 2018
Subject: The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s
Loved the book and the reader was very good too! Will listen to this story again, it will be like visiting old friends. Dated but I myself enjoyed that part about it. It is a magical story. :-)

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