Five Children and it

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Wordsworth Editions, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 188 pages
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Its eyes were on long horns like a snail's eyes... it had ears like a bat's ears, and its tubby body was shaped like a spider's and covered with thick, soft fur... and it had hands and feet like a monkey's'. 'It' was the Psammead, the grumpy sand-fairy that could, if in the mood, grant a wish a day. When the five children befriend him they find that each wish granted often has a sting in its tail. Golden guineas are too difficult to spend, wings let them down in a most inconvenient way, and when they wish for Red Indians, the children forget that they can sometimes be a little warlike.
  

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Review: Five Children and It (Oxford Bookworms: Stage 2)

User Review  - Akihiro Miyanishi - Goodreads

1.Oxford Level 2 2.05/28=80 minutes 3.five children,a gravel-pit,sand-fairy,troubles,big,wind,the last wish 4.a)The children found Psammead when they dug a hole. It gave them wishes, but it was ... Read full review

Review: Five Children and It (Oxford Bookworms: Stage 2)

User Review  - Shiho - Goodreads

1. Oxford level2 2. 6/17 90 minutes 3. wish, children, sand, beautiful, coin, nursemaid, last 4.'Will we ever see the Psammead again, do you think?' Jane said to the others, later in the garden. And ... Read full review

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Contents

ONE BEAUTIFUL AS THE DAY
9
TWO GOLDEN GUINEAS
30
THREE BEING WANTED
51
FOUR WINGS
74
NINE GROWN UP
148
ELEVEN THE LAST WISH
177

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About the author (1993)

English author Edith Nesbit's impressive body of work includes poems, plays, novels, and even ghost stories, however, she is best known for her beloved children's adventure stories, published under the name E. Nesbit. Among Nesbit's best-known works are The Story of the Treasure-Seekers, The Railway Children, The Wouldbegoods and Five Children and It. Nesbit's novels departed from the children's literary tradition of fantasy-worlds popularized by Lewis Carroll and Kenneth Grahame, and instead focused on the adventures to be had from real-life experiences. Nesbit's work inspired other writers like C. S. Lewis, P. L Travers, and J. K. Rowling, and many of her stories have been adapted for film and television. In addition to writing, Nesbit was an activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist group that provided the foundation for the modern British Labour Party. Nesbit died in 1924.

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