Nesbit, Edith. W.
Writer of stories and novels for children, creator of the Bastable family, Fantasy, of Five Children and It, Edith had an unsettled childhood, and received her education in Britain, France and Germany. Her first great success, The Story of the Treasure Seekers (1899) is about the Bastable children and their mini-adventures. Her other famous works include: The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904), The Story of the Amulet (1906), The Railway Children (1906).
Famous English author and poetess chiefly known for her juvenile fiction. Nesbit started the popular trend of writing about magical adventures taking place in ordinary settings. A prolific author, she has more than 60 children’s books to her name.