The Magic City – E. Nesbit


A boy magically enters a city he built of odds and ends.

I read a fair amount of Edith Nesbit as a child, but hadn’t run across this one. This book is reliable, if unexciting Nesbit.

The story, and the substory about the boy making friends with his new step-sister, doesn’t bring much that’s new. But the magic of Nesbit’s writing is in the light, good-natured feel of her writing, and that’s present here in full force.

All in all, a nice, light-hearted story, and a fun, safe read for young children.

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