The Phoenix and the Carpet

Version: Abridged
Author: Edith Nesbit
Narrator: Anna Bentinck
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Literature, Fantasy, Classics, Classics
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Published In: June 2005
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 38 minutes
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It's startling enough to have a Phoenix hatch in your house, but even more startling when it reveals you have a magic carpet on the floor. Conceited it may be, but the Phoenix is also good-hearted, and obligingly accompanies the children on their adventures through time and space--which, magic being what it is, rarely turn out as they were meant...

Reviews (2)


Written by walker on April 10th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This is geared for 2nd-5th graders. Any higher and it is too silly and boring. As my 14 yr old says, "Annoying."


Written by Gema from Milford, MA on March 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It ocurred to me that this story might have been an inspiration to J.K. Rowlings. One of the children says, "I wish there were a school for magic!" It's a great adventure. I would only warn parents that the children in this story seem to play with matches quite a bit--rather dangerous in real life!

Author Details

Author Details

Nesbit, Edith

E. Nesbit 1858-1924, was an English author and poet, who wrote or collaborated on more than 60 works of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television and are still popular today, such as The Treasure Seekers and Five Children and It.