The Phoenix and the Carpet

Our rating: ****

Anthea, Cyril, Robert, and Jane are back in a second book of adventures. This time, their mother buys a carpet, and when the children unroll it, an odd glowing egg falls out. Robert claims it and puts the egg on the mantle. Later, while the children are playing and waving tea-towels around, Robert’s knocks the egg into the fire and up from the flames rises the Phoenix! All the children are amazed, and even more so, when the Phoenix tells them that the carpet is a magic wishing carpet that will take them anywhere!

E. Nesbit is a great author. If you’ve read Five Children and It, you know that the children’s wishes never turn out the way they plan. It’s twelve chapters of wishes come true – but is that always a good thing?

4 Responses to “The Phoenix and the Carpet”

  1. I’ve read Five Children and It, but I haven’t read this book, The Phoenix and the Carpet, or The Story of the Amulet. Hopefully I’ll read both sometime.

  2. I’ve read most of E.Nesbit’s books and have enjoyed them a lot.

  3. I got this book for my birthday and just finished reading it today. Good for the Phoenix! He stops at least one argument.

  4. One thing I don’t really like about some E. Nesbit books is the temples etc. put in.

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