The Story of the Amulet

The Story of the Amulet

Alma Classics Junior

by E. Nesbit and Ella Okstad

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/07/2019

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When Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane find the Psammead, a magical sand fairy, in a pet shop in London, they have no idea that they are about to embark on their greatest adventure yet.

The Psammead leads them to an Egyptian amulet that has the power to grant whatever their hearts desire. The problem is that the amulet is broken, and the other half – needed if their wishes are to be granted – is lost. Yet with their half of the amulet able to transport them through time, the children set out on a search for the missing half, and the realization of their wildest dreams…

From an encounter with Julius Caesar to a visit of the lost city of Atlantis, The Story of the Amulet – the final instalment in the Psammead Trilogy – is an unforgettable tale of magic and time travel that has been loved by children and parents alike for more than a century.

ISBN:
9781847497901
9781847497901
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-07-2019
Publisher:
Alma Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
198x128mm
“I love E. Nesbit – I think she is great and I identify with the way that she writes. Her children are very real children and she was quite a groundbreaker in her day.” – J.K. Rowling,
E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit was born in 1858. Her father died when she was only three and so her family moved all over England. Poverty was something she had known first hand, both as a child and as a young married woman with small children. Like the Railway Childrens' Mother, she was forced to try and sell her stories and poems to editors.

Her first children's book, The Treasure Seekers, was published in 1899. She also wrote Five Children and It but her most famous story is The Railway Children which was first published in 1905 and it hasn't been out of print since.

Edith Nesbit was a lady ahead of her time - she cut her hair short, which was considered a very bold move in Victorian times, and she was a founding member of a group that worked towards improvements in politics and society called The Fabian Society. She died in 1924.

Ella Okstad

Ella Okstad returned to her native Norway after graduating where she now illustrates children's books.

Squishy is her first imaginary cat. She also illustrated Ballerina Dreams.

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