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Five Children And It

Nesbit, E. (Book )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Five Children And It
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When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them.
Authors: Nesbit, E. (Edith), 1858-1924
Title: Five children and it
Characteristics: 251 p. :,ill
Notes: Publisher varies
Originally published in 1902
Summary: When four brothers and sisters discover a Psammead, or sand-fairy, in the gravel pit near the country house where they are staying, they have no way of knowing all the adventures its wish-granting will bring them.
Additional Contributors: Zelinsky, Paul O.
Millar, Harold R. - 1869-1939?�.,
ISBN: 9780141321615
014132161X
9780192733436
0688135455
0899663621
0140367357
0899670369
Statement of Responsibility: by E. Nesbit ; illustrated by H. R. Millar
Subject Headings: Fairies Fiction Wishes Fiction Brothers and sisters Fiction Great Britain Fiction
Topical Term: Fairies
Wishes
Brothers and sisters
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While their parents are helping with the war, five siblings have been sent to the countryside and discover a magical creature with the ability to grant wishes.


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Jul 16, 2012
  • meldaravaniel rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is so wonderful! I think it would be appropriate for any age because I appreciates all of Nesbit's snarky humour, but a child would appreciate the story on a whole. This would be an excellent book to read to your kids. It even comes with a secret hidden moral. So good.

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The last thing Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother expect to find while digging in the sand is a Psammead?an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the fivesome doesn?t realize all of the trouble that wishes can cause.

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