Five Children and It

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Juvenile Fiction
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"Five Children and It" magically illustrates the wisdom of the saying "be careful what you wish for." Edith Nesbit's classic children's fairy tale is the story of five children who while spending a summer at the house in the country discover Psammead, a sand fairy. Psammead, a strange looking creature, has the power to make wishes come true and promises to grant the children one magical wish per day. However, as the kids soon discover, the wishes don't turn out exactly as the kids envision. Each wish leads to unexpected mishaps and adventures in this classic tale of fantasy and adventure.
 

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Review: Five Children and It (Five Children #1)

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I loved this book as a child, and read it over and over. The idea of having a wish every day is so appealing, but then seeing how it goes hilariously wrong day after day is great, too. I read this ... Read full review

Review: Five Children and It (Five Children #1)

User Review  - Kit Kat - Goodreads

I can see why it's been a favourite for so long. It's clearly written, many elements of it are fun, the sand-fairy is an appealing character. The relationship between the siblings is sweet without ... Read full review

Contents

Beautiful as the Day
7
Golden Guineas
17
Being Wanted
27
Wings
37
No Wings
47
A Castle and No Dinner
53
A Siege and Bed
60
Bigger Than the Bakers Boy
66
Grown Up
75
Scalps
82
The Last Wish
89
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