Five Children & It

Five Children & It

Book - 2013
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If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again.When five children go exploring in the gravel pit they never expect to find 'It' . . . a Psammead who can grant them one wish per day. But this grumpy old Sand-fairy has to be in the right mood to grant wishes, and as the children discover having your wishes come true may sound like fun, but canactually turn into a whole heap of trouble . . . This charming tale is the latest addition to the Oxford Children's Classics series from the author of The Railway Children.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780192733436
Characteristics: 189 p. ; 20 cm


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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

Four brothers and a sister discover an amazing secret hidden in the gravel pits near the country house in which they're staying--a furry, wish granting creature called a Psammead! For every day of the children's holidays, the Psammead will grant one wish that will last until sunset. This sounds wonderful to the children...that is, until the wishes start to go wrong!

Mark_Daly Oct 15, 2014

Great premise, well told. Surprises and complications keep the story consistently entertaining. Worth reading by fans of British fantasy. The portrayal of Native Americans and other characters shows the limitations of Nesbit's time.

Jul 16, 2012

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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Sep 01, 2017

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Jul 02, 2014

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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Sep 01, 2017

"Could anyone believe about a Psammead unless they'd seen it?"
~ Cyril, page 248 (chapter 11).


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