Jimmy, Gerald, and Cathy discover an enchanted garden and wake a beautiful princess from a hundred-year-sleep - only to have her immediately made invisible by a magic ring. The quest to rescue her from her own magic proves difficult, humorous, and at times very frightening.
The Story of the Treasure Seekers is a novel by Edith Nesbit. It depicts the story of Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H. O.) Bastable, and their efforts to assist their widowed father and recover the fortunes of their family. Through magic or complex creative play, the children face dangers that they overcome through pluck. The notable feature of Nesbit's stories is the depiction of the realistic arguments and faults of the children. The story is told from a child's point of view.
When young Lionel is whisked from his nursery one morning and crowned king, he becomes fascinated by the forbidden Book of Beasts in the palace library. But when a real red dragon escapes from the pages and wreaks havoc on the kingdom, Lionel has to act fast to make things right. But how? Edith Nesbit's entertaining stories found a fan in J.K. Rowling, and with good reason. Like "Harry Potter", these selections from "The Book of Dragons" are full of just the right mix of magic, adventure, and everyday life.