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Five Children and it

Written by E. Nesbit

Part of the Faber Children's Classics Series

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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.

Five Children and it Synopsis

When five siblings - Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother, the Lamb - discover a sand-fairy in their gravel pit, they are jolly surprised and a little delighted. Even better, the Psammead is able to grant them wishes, although the magic wears off at the day's end. Unfortunately, all of the wishes the children make go hilariously wrong and they soon learn that their foolish desires are more likely to get them into trouble than get them what they want!

Five Children and it Press Reviews

Stunning...these covers just draw you in and the books themselves feel good in your hand. --ShelfTalker


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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780571314768
Publication date: 02/10/2014
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780099572985
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571314768
Publication date: 2nd October 2014
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 288 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction, Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Audio Books

About E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a mischievous, tomboyish child who grew up to be an unconventional adult. She and her husband were founder members of the socialist Fabian Society and their home became a centre for socialist and literary discussion. Their friends included some of the time’s greatest writers and thinkers, including George Bernard Shaw and H G Wells. Everything about Edith showed her as a woman trying to break out of the mould demanded by English society at the time – she expressed her individuality through her clothes, hairstyle, lifestyle and her habit of speaking forcefully on almost ...

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