The Wouldbegoods

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Echo Library, Nov 1, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 153 pages
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""When we were poor but honest we always used to think that if only Father had plenty of business, and we did not have to go short of pocket money and wear shabby clothes (I don't mind this myself, but the girls do), we should be happy and very, very good.""

In this second novel of the Bastables, the family fortune has been restored, but the children can't seem to help getting into adventures and trouble. The children are eventually banished to the country, where they form the society of the Would-Be-Good to aid all of mankind and themselves in the bargain.

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Review: The Wouldbegoods (Bastable Children #2)

User Review  - Caitlin Lillie - Goodreads

This is the sequel to The Treasure Seekers, starting not long after the first book ends, with the children and their father moving in with their Indian Uncle. The first book was good - funny, fast ... Read full review

Review: The Wouldbegoods (Bastable Children #2)

User Review  - Jenn - Goodreads

Book bingo 2014 Second book in a series. I had been given this book 20 years ago and finally read it. It is a cute story of 8 children who with good intentions always get into trouble. The only thing ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

English author Edith Nesbit's impressive body of work includes poems, plays, novels, and even ghost stories, however, she is best known for her beloved children's adventure stories, published under the name E. Nesbit. Among Nesbit's best-known works are The Story of the Treasure-Seekers, The Railway Children, The Wouldbegoods and Five Children and It. Nesbit's novels departed from the children's literary tradition of fantasy-worlds popularized by Lewis Carroll and Kenneth Grahame, and instead focused on the adventures to be had from real-life experiences. Nesbit's work inspired other writers like C. S. Lewis, P. L Travers, and J. K. Rowling, and many of her stories have been adapted for film and television. In addition to writing, Nesbit was an activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist group that provided the foundation for the modern British Labour Party. Nesbit died in 1924.

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