The Story of the Treasure Seekers

by E Nesbit
Foreword Writer: Julia Donaldson
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  • Imprint: Hesperus Minor
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The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a legendary children’s story by the enchanting E. Nesbit which has delighted countless generations of children; this brand new edition with a foreword by Julia Donaldson ensures that it will be able to reach a whole new modern audience.

The Bastable children (Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel and Horace Octavius – H.O.) live in London with their widowed father. Too poor to attend school, the children are left to their own devices and they spend their days coming up with ingenious plans to restore their father’s fortune. Told from the first person perspective – which lends the narrative substantial bias – The Story of the Treasure Seekers was Nesbit’s first work. Refreshingly free of Victorian sentimentality, yet still wonderfully evocative of a bygone era, The Story of the Treasure Seekers makes for timeless reading.

Adapted numerous times for television, The Story of the Treasure Seekers is proof of Nesbit’s esteemed place in the canon of children’s literature. 


‘Guaranteed to jerk a tear from the most stony-faced child...’ – The Observer

‘E. Nesbit remembered exactly what it felt like to be a child...’ – Jacqueline Wilson

'Nesbit’s ability to transcend the ages... shows her remarkable understanding of what mattered to people and always would...' – The Independent

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