Author Spotlight: Edith Nesbit

(picture via Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E._Nesbit)

Today, I’m starting a new feature that will be part of my Story Mondays: Author Spotlight. It will appear randomly on the bog here and will feature quick looks at various authors. It’s a bit different than the interview, because, well, I’m not interviewing them.

It’ll be fun. If you have any author you’d like to see featured here, let me know in the comments below.

First up: Edith Nesbit. Why? Because she was a brilliant writer and her books are classics. My kids have loved reading her books, and I’ve enjoyed a few of them, too.

Without further ado, here’s today’s Author Spotlight:

Edith Nesbit

Life: 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924

Edith Nesbit, married name Edith Bland, was an English poet and author of 60 plus children’s stories (some of them she co-authored). Her first children’s book, The Treasure Seekers, was published in 1899. Prior to that, she was a popular poet and had written quite a few books for adults, including horror novels. You can read more about her works and life via Wikipedia here or The Edith Nesbit Society here.

Books I’ve Enjoyed Best:

This is by far, not an exhaustive list of her works. It includes only the ones I’ve enjoyed with my family. Her work is extensive and worth a look. I highly recommend taking a look at the links above to find out more about her books. In fact, I see that I have woefully not scratched the surface of her work (not even complete series). I’m going to change that, soon. (The links are all free ebooks via the Gutenberg Project.)

The Railway Children (1906)

Five Children and It (1902)

The Enchanted Castle (1907)

The Book of Dragons (1901)

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