The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
Review of The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
I love Nesbit’s stories; they are such fun. This is the start of the Bastable children’s adventures.
In the forward information about Mrs. Nesbit it included a description of her that created a funny image in my mind of a young woman hopping over a fence slinging a corset bag full of smoking goods.
She became the modern woman of her time, cut her hair short, threw away her corsets, reveled in physical fitness, walked a great deal and leaped over gates when she had a mind to. She wore Liberty dresses and refused to adopt fashions that were uncomfortable. She smoked a great deal, carrying about an old cardboard corset box with a roller, tobacco, and papers so that she could make her own cigarettes.
We follow the children though their adventures of trying to restore the Bastable family riches, as life hasn’t been so grand since their mother died, no more fancy dinner parties and extra pocket change. Six children left to their own devices to determine the best way to make money can lead to some chuckles along the way as they various waters. They mean no harm in their adventures but do get into a few scraps along the way. My favorite adventure was when they decided to write a newspaper, you’ll have to read the story to enjoy their newspaper.
Title: The Story of the Treasure Seekers
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Puffin Books (1996)
Source: Personal Library
Format Read: Paperback; ISBN: 9780140367065
Genres/Subjects: Fiction, Classic, Action, Adventure, Juvenile