History Creator / ENesbit

28th Jan '18 11:43:05 AM roxana
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* TakenForGranite: Kathleen in ''The Enchanted Castle'' is turned into marble after carelessly wishing she was a statue (because statues are cool - temperature-wise, that is). She remains conscious, but doesn't seem to mind too much. Later inverted when a whole bunch of statues come to life, Kathleen among them, though they're all animate marble rather than flesh and blood.

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* TakenForGranite: Kathleen in ''The Enchanted Castle'' is turned into marble after carelessly wishing she was a statue (because statues are cool - temperature-wise, that is). She remains conscious, but doesn't seem fortunately being a statue is very comfortable and calming. Kathleen knows everything will turn out fine all she has to mind too much. do is wait patiently. Later inverted averted when a whole bunch of all the statues come to life, Kathleen among them, though they're all and she begins to panic. The animate statues however are still marble rather than flesh and blood.
22nd Oct '14 8:47:29 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/TheStoryOfTheTreasureSeekers'' (and sequels)



* TheAllConcealingI: Attempted by the narrator of ''The Story of the Treasure Seekers'', not very effectively; the narrator is a child and is only concealing their identity as a game for the reader.
* AuthorAvatar: In-universe in ''The Story of the Treasure-Seekers'': when the kids are alternating chapters of a serial story, Noel names the hero "Noeloninuris". When Oswald gets a chapter, he [[RetCon retcons]] the name to "Osrawalddo".



* NarratorAllAlong: PlayedForLaughs in ''The Story of the Treasure Seekers''. The narrator keeps praising one of the main characters as being so clever and brave, and how it isn't his fault when things go wrong. Then the narrator begins forgetting to use the grammatical third person...
* NurseWithGoodIntentions: In ''The Story of the Treasure Seekers'', the kids decide they want to invent medicine. So they try goofing around in the cold until one of them gets sick. Eventually, one of them does and they try to give him all sorts of medicines...but none work and he just gets worse. Needless to say, the adult who discovers this mess is not amused.



* RelativeError: In ''The Wouldbegoods''; lampshaded by the narrator.
-->He might have known it was her brother, because in rotten grown-up books if a girl kisses a man in a shrubbery that is not the man you think she's in love with; it always turns out to be a brother.
* ShoutOut: In ''The Wouldbegoods'' there's a scene in which the children attempt to act out part of ''Literature/TheJungleBook''. It's worth noting that ''The Wouldbegoods'' was published just five years after ''The Jungle Book''.



* UnreliableNarrator: The narrator of ''The Story of the Treasure Seekers'' and its sequels.
22nd Oct '14 2:29:48 PM roxana
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Famous works include ''Literature/TheStoryofTheTreasureSeekers'' (and sequels), ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt'' (and sequels), and ''Literature/TheRailwayChildren''.

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Famous works include ''Literature/TheStoryofTheTreasureSeekers'' ''Literature/TheStoryOfTheTreasureSeekers'' (and sequels), ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt'' (and sequels), and ''Literature/TheRailwayChildren''.
22nd Oct '14 2:29:36 PM roxana
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Famous works include ''Literature/TheStoryoftheTreasureSeekers'' (and sequels), ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt'' (and sequels), and ''Literature/TheRailwayChildren''.

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Famous works include ''Literature/TheStoryoftheTreasureSeekers'' ''Literature/TheStoryofTheTreasureSeekers'' (and sequels), ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt'' (and sequels), and ''Literature/TheRailwayChildren''.
22nd Oct '14 2:29:21 PM roxana
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Famous works include ''The Story of the Treasure Seekers'' (and sequels), ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt'' (and sequels), and ''Literature/TheRailwayChildren''.

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Famous works include ''The Story of the Treasure Seekers'' ''Literature/TheStoryoftheTreasureSeekers'' (and sequels), ''Literature/FiveChildrenAndIt'' (and sequels), and ''Literature/TheRailwayChildren''.
29th Apr '14 7:48:26 PM LeeM
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* TakenForGranite: Kathleen in ''The Enchanted Castle'' is turned into marble after carelessly wishing she was a statue (because statues are cool - temperature-wise, that is). She remains conscious, but doesn't seem to mind too much. Later inverted when a whole bunch of statues come to life, Kathleen among them, though they're all animate marble rather than flesh and blood.
29th Apr '14 7:40:36 PM LeeM
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* ShoutOut: In ''The Wouldbegoods'' there's a scene in which the children attempt to act out part of ''Literature/TheJungleBook''. It's worth noting that ''The Wouldbegoods'' was published just five years after ''The Jungle Book''.
11th Mar '13 2:13:43 AM PaulA
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* RelativeError

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* RelativeErrorRelativeError: In ''The Wouldbegoods''; lampshaded by the narrator.
-->He might have known it was her brother, because in rotten grown-up books if a girl kisses a man in a shrubbery that is not the man you think she's in love with; it always turns out to be a brother.
11th Mar '13 2:10:45 AM PaulA
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* GenreSavvy: "Melisande" is set in a fairy tale world where everyone is Genre Savvy. For example, the king and queen deliberately refuse to hold a christening party, knowing what happened to the Literature/SleepingBeauty. When ''all'' the fairies are furious that they weren't invited, and they want to curse the princess, the king points out that traditionally, only one of them can curse the princess or they'll go out "like a candle-flame". He's more or less bluffing, but since the evil fairy Malevola already did the cursing, they decide not to risk it, thank the queen for a lovely afternoon, and leave.



* MagicPants: Lampshaded in "Melisande"; when fairy magic causes the princess to grow to enormous size, it's mentioned that things could have been quite inconvenient if her clothes hadn't grown with her.



* RapunzelHair: In the comedic fairy-tale story "Melisande", Princess Melisande is cursed at birth to be bald. When she grows up she is given a magical wish, and at the prompting of her mother requests long, lovely, ''fast-growing'' hair. HilarityEnsues.
11th Mar '13 2:08:27 AM PaulA
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'''E. Nesbit''' (1858-1924) was a popular and influential English author of children's adventure stories. Her real name was Edith Bland (née Nesbit).

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'''E. Nesbit''' E. Nesbit (1858-1924) was a popular and influential English author of children's adventure stories. Her real name was Edith Bland (née Nesbit).
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