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The Phoenix and the Carpet
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I expect you know how boring it can be to stay indoors on rainy days. No one thought that that disastrous day would bring the start of new adventures. But the new nursery carpet, when it arrives, comes with something odd wrapped inside it: an enormous glowing egg. New adventures just might have begun…. Includes exclusive content: In the Backstory you can ponder what you would wish for and find out which character you most resemble! So did I, and the ordinarily extraordinary stories still bewitch".
The Phoenix and the Carpet is a fantasy novel for children, written by E. Nesbit and first published in It is the second in a trilogy of novels that begins with Five Children and It , and follows the adventures of the same five children: Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and the Lamb. Their mother buys the children a new carpet to replace one from the nursery that they have destroyed in an accidental fire. The children find an egg in the carpet, which hatches into a talking Phoenix. The Phoenix explains that the carpet is a magic one that will grant them three wishes a day.