The Railway Children
When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet. However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving to the Old Gentleman who rides on it.
A brand new addition to "Usborne Young Reading Series 2", aimed at children whose reading ability is beginning to grow, building confidence and ability. "The Railway Children" is a re-telling of the beloved E. Nesbitt story following the story of three children growing up after their father is wrongly accused of spying., It is evocatively illustrated by Alan Marks.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Starring Jenny Agutter as the oldest daughter of an Edwardian family thrown on hard times when their father is wrongly sent to prison. The Railway Children avert a train disaster, save an imperiled steeple chaser and reunite an exiled Russian with his wife, all with equal enterprise.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. The Railway Children: Three Edwardian children travel with their mother to live by a railway in Yorkshire, when their father is wrongly imprisoned as a spy. Based on the novel by Edith Nesbit. (Dir. Lionel Jeffries, 1971) Swallows And Amazons: Six young children experience a holiday in the Lake District during the peaceful summer of 1929.
The Railway Children is a children's book by Edith Nesbit, originally serialised in The London Magazine during 1905 and first published in book form in 1906. It has been adapted for the screen several times, of which the 1970 film version is the best known. The story concerns a family who move to "Three Chimneys," a house near the railway, after the father, who works at the Foreign office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying.