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Five Children and It

Written by E. Nesbit

Part of the Faber Children's Classics Series

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 has been loved by children - and their parents - for over a hundred years. And Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and Lamb will continue to be loved, with the appearance of Kate Saunders' Five Children on the Western Front, an epic, heart-wrenching follow on from Five Children and It and the Psammead trilogy.

Five Children and It Press Reviews

I love E. Nesbit--I think she is great and I identify with the way that she writes. Her children are very real children and she was quite a groundbreaker in her day. --J. K. Rowling She speaks to the reader, and it's almost as if though you could hear her voice. --Quentin Blake Stunning...these covers just draw you in and the books themselves feel good in your hand. --ShelfTalker

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571314768
Publication date: 2nd October 2014
Author: E. Nesbit
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages

About E. Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (15 August 1858 - 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet. She wrote or collaborated on over sixty books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television, including The Railway Children and Five Children and It and its sequels in the Psammead trilogy. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connected to the Labour Party.

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