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  • The Magic World

  • By: Edith Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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The Magic World

By: Edith Nesbit
Narrated by: Johanna Ward
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Summary

These magical stories contain some of the best things ever written in the realm of fairy tales. Included are the "Cathood of Maurice"; the story of Kenneth, who is turned into a fish and has to be caught before he can transform back into a boy; and of Amabel, who opens the wardrobe and discovers inside an enormous railway-station. There are also stories set in fairy tale lands inhabited by kings and queens, princes and princesses who have to outwit wicked fairies and evil magicians. A favorite is the tale of Princess Belinda, who was condemned to be ugly during the week and beautiful on Sundays.
Public Domain (P)1994 Blacksstone Audiobook

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Great individual short stories with each chapter.

Great individual short stories with each chapter. Would be great for bedtime stories Nicely read.

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  • L. E. Weyts
  • 31-12-16

Enjoyed the Magic!

Edith Nesbit takes us off on many magical adventures with cats, princesses, crows, & more. Always love her stryle.

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  • sarahlib
  • 06-08-18

Simply great stories

E. Nesbit can always be relied upon to tell a great story and this collection of her short stories is no exception. Johanna Ward does a lovely job narrating with feeling and a very appropriate accent. The stories are fun and familiar-feeling, but wholly original and entirely enjoyable. There isn't a single one that I didn't enjoy. I'm extremely happy with this purchase and will enjoy it over and over again. It's a great listen for family car rides --- there is something for EVERYONE to enjoy, no matter what age they may be.