The Magic City

E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924)

Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of their incredible adventures in those magical lands, where they meet characters from books and history, mythical beasts, and many other nice (and not so nice) people and creatures.

As with all Edith Nesbit's tales, The Magic City has generous helpings of humour, imagination and interesting ideas, as well as the over-arching story of how a boy and girl who have unwillingly become step-brother and sister eventually learn to like each other.

This is a story that works on many levels and will be equally enjoyed by adults and children. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Fantastic Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter I: The Beginning Ruth Golding
Play 02 02 - Chapter II: Deliverer or Destroyer Ruth Golding
Play 03 03 - Chapter III: Lost Ruth Golding
Play 04 04 - Chapter IV: The Dragon-slayer Ruth Golding
Play 05 05 - Chapter V: On the Carpet Ruth Golding
Play 06 06 - Chapter VI: The Lions in the Desert Ruth Golding
Play 07 07 - Chapter VII: The Dwellers by the Sea Ruth Golding
Play 08 08 - Chapter VIII: Ups and Downs Ruth Golding
Play 09 09 - Chapter IX: On The 'Lightning Loose' Ruth Golding
Play 10 10 - Chapter X: The Great Sloth Ruth Golding
Play 11 11 - Chapter XI: The Night Attack Ruth Golding
Play 12 12 - Chapter XII: The End Ruth Golding