Five Children and It

Five Children and It

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When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the children don't realize all the trouble wishes can cause . . .

A timeless classic with an introduction by Quentin Blake, award-winning illustrator and first-ever Children's Laureate (1999-2001).
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 178 x 17mm | 172g
  • Puffin Classics
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • b & w line drawings throughout
  • 014132161X
  • 9780141321615
  • 71,060

About Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) began writing stories for children after a popular children's magazine of the time approached her to write pieces about her childhood. The result was a series of bestselling children's books that have remained firm favourites, including The Railway Children, The Story of the Treasure Seekers and The Phoenix and the Carpet.
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25,639 ratings
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4 35% (9,035)
3 25% (6,384)
2 6% (1,649)
1 2% (612)
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