About Edith NesbitEdith Nesbit best poems and poetry. Edith Nesbit was an english poet and writer. Nesbit published approximately 40 books for children, including poetry, collections of stories and picture books. She created an innovative body of work that combined realistic, contemporary children in real-world settings with magical objects – what would now be classed as contemporary fantasy – and adventures and sometimes travel to fantastic worlds. Nesbit also wrote for adults, including eleven novels, short stories and four collections of horror stories. Nesbit helped to reverse the great tradition of children's literature inaugurated by Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald and Kenneth Grahame, in turning away from their secondary worlds to the tough truths to be won from encounters with things-as-they-are, previously the province of adult novels.
According to her biographer Julia Briggs, Nesbit was "the first modern writer for children"