Five Children and it
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.
Generations of children have come to love the fantasy and the whimsy of the stories in the classic book from the author of The Railway Children.
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Review: Five Children and It (Five Children #1)User Review - Manny - Goodreads
Somehow I missed reading Five Children and It when I was a child myself, so when I saw a copy at a yard sale I had to buy it. It only cost 10p, and the little girl who sold it to me looked rather like ... Read full review
Review: Five Children and It (Five Children #1)User Review - Maria - Goodreads
I must have gotten this on a trip to Spain because there is a sticker on the back that says it cost just over 5 pesetas and is from an English bookshop. The American price is just over $2 which is ... Read full review
ONE BEAUTIFUL AS THE DAY
TWO GOLDEN GUINEAS
THREE BEING WANTED
NINE GROWN UP
ELEVEN THE LAST WISH