Five Children and It

Five Children and It

by E. Nesbit
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Overview

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

Caldecott medalist Paul O. Zelinsky brings to life the magical adventures of five children who stumble upon an ancient and grumpy sand fairy with the power to make wishes come true. The fairy grants the children one wish a day, and soon dreams of untold riches, flying, and other marvels become reality. But it Isn't long before greed and misunderstandings begin leading to one hilarious disaster after another, and the children start to wonder whether It might be best to wish that their fairy return to the sand. A wonderful, timeless tale, perfectly complemented with Paul Zelinsky's twelve warm and funny paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853261244
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: Children's Classics
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Quentin Blake is the well-known illustrator of most of Roald Dahl's popular children's books.

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Five Children and It 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Five Children and It is a true classic. I enjoyed reading it very much. It is a lovely story that made me laugh from beginning to end.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This books can be enjoyed by anybody no matter thier age. I know it is meant to be for small children but I first read it when I was 16 and I really enjoyed it. And, if you are a fan of The Chronicles of Narnia, you will probably especially like this book. The children in this book are very reminiscent of the Pevensies. I highly encourage everybody to read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the *very* few classics I read and liked as a child. Now, of course, I have a much greater appreciation for classic literature, and this still remains one of my favourite stories. The characters are completely endearing and of course, I love the Psammead ('It'). I highly recommend this to anyone, child or adult, looking for a classic that reads fairly quickly and is highly enjoyable!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this 'book' on tape/cd and although I'm 24 I totally loved it. It was so cute, funny, and smart. I can't wait to listen to it with my own kids!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I was 8 (9 years ago), I attempted to read C.S.Lewis' Narnia series, and scared myself silly. My thirst for fantasy was later quenched by Edith Nesbit's psammead series (the 'psammead' is an Egyptian sandfairy that these books are centered on). Psammy and I hit it off immediately. This whirlwind fantasy series is aimed at a slightly younger audience than Lewis' series; they are far more child-friendly, and each book is a pretty quick read. Additionally, the use of Egyptian and other middle-eastern mythology provides an interesting break from most children's European-based fantasy books. I recently recommended this series to a cousin who claimed he liked to read 'Harry Potter and nothing else.' He, too, was swept away by the five children's adventures with It.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book, Five Children and It, was the best book by Edith Nesbit. I loved following the adventures of Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and the Lamb. The Lamb was my favorite character even if he wasn't a major main character. My favorite chapters were 'Being Wanted' and 'Grown Up', both involving the Lamb. I really recommend this book. It's on my top five list of favorite books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books of the type. I've read it many times since I first picked it up at the age of nine or so, and enjoy it more at every reading. The sand-fairy's personality is...well, just read the book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great book and even though it is written on a younger level it is enjoyable for all ages. I also liked the illustrations, I just wich that they were in color. I read in a book called 'Journey to Narnia' by Kathryn Lindskoog that C. S. Lewis loved to read E. Nesbit books when he was young. I have only read 2 of her book but I am on my third. Feel free to E-mail me if you have any questions or whatever.
Anonymous 7 months ago
It was a fun story to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, set in England a while ago, is full of fun fantasy. When one of the children innocently wish something, it spins out of control. E. Nesbit is a delighful author and this book is great! A must read!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved Five Children and It. This was the first book I read by Nesbit. She's an awesome author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring do not read this book 1 star
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is a grate book I would strongly recomend this book to any child anywhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
you should read it. i havent read it yet but by looking at the other reviews thst have been posted it looks good.
Adam Witiak More than 1 year ago
Watched the movie and it was great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny but some words are discorect