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Five Children And It, Nesbit, E.

Five Children And It

Author: Nesbit, E.
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
ISBN: 9781443420877, Related ISBNs: 1443420875, 9781443420877
Classification: Fiction

Synopsis

While playing in a gravel pit, five siblings—Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane and baby Lamb—unearth Psammead, a sand-fairy who has the ability to grant wishes. Unfortunately, the Psammead has been buried so long that his magic has grown rusty, and the children’s wishes go humorously awry. When the children wish to be beautiful, their servants think them strangers and throw them out onto the street. When they wish for jewelry for their mother, all the jewelry in Kent appears in their house. The children must ask the Psammead to grant one final wish to set things straight, but in doing so, they may never see their new friend again.

The children and the Psammead appear again in E. Nesbit’s The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet. Five Children and It was adapted for film in 2004 starring Freddie Highmore as Jack, and was also adapted as a comic strip by Henry Seabright.

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