Five Children and It (with an Introduction by Quentin Blake)
Written by E. Nesbit
Part of the Puffin Classics Series
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Chosen by Quentin Blake. Magic and adventure are beautifully combined in this wonderful story about wishes and what ifs? Arriving at the White House for their holiday, Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother set about looking for adventure by digging in the gravel pit. Unearthing a strange creature who tells them it is a Psammead who is able to give them one wish a day, the children find themselves in for some very exciting and magical surprises. Quentin Blake reveals his own love of the Psammead’ magic in his introduction while notes at the back offer ideas for activities round the story and a useful glossary.
Five Children and It (with an Introduction by Quentin Blake) by E. Nesbit
When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy. Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all the trouble wishes can cause.
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Penguin Books Ltd
7th August 2008
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