A series of books told from the perspective of Oswald Bastable, whose style owes greatly to that of Julius Caesar. Oswald. through a cunning use of the third person, is able to establish his marked superiority over others. He is a delightful narrator and the stories he tells are among Nesbit’s best. As is usual with Nesbit, she takes a family of children and involves them in many adventures, with them having to deal with scrapes the children get into while searching for treasure in familiar surroundings, and coping as sensibly as possible with the contrary world of grown-ups.
This is the story of the different ways we looked for treasure, and I think when you have read it you will see that we were not lazy about the looking. This novel, the first in what is often called the "Bastable Saga" begins the story of these six children – Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius Bastable. When their mother dies and their father's business fails, the children embark on a series of adv…Read More »
After being sent to the country "to learn to be good", the Bastable children and their two friends form the Society of the Wouldbegoods, but continue to become involved in adventures.
As if the remarkable collections of children's adventures The Story of the Treasure Seekers and The Wouldbegoods weren't enough! Nesbit's third book of this series finishes the delightful trilogy by this famous fantasy author. Oswald, Dora, Dicky, Alice, H.O, and Noel fill their free time with entertainments that don’t always turn out as they plan. But whether telling fortunes at a fete, unwittingly assisting an el…Read More »