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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.

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Five Children and It (with an Introduction by Quentin Blake) Synopsis

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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ISBN: 9780141321615
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141321615
Publication date: 7th August 2008
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Suitable for: 9+ readers
Genres: Classic Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks

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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