Five Children & It

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It was the Psammead, the grumpy sand-fairy that could, if in the mood, grant a wish a day. When the five children befriend him they find that each wish granted often has a sting in its tail.

ISBN: 9781853261244 Author: Nesbit, E Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Publication Date: 1st December 1993 Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.8 (edition:20) Pages: 223 Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subject:

Its eyes were on long horns like a snail’s eyes? it had ears like a bat’s ears, and its tubby body was shaped like a spider’s and covered with thick, soft fur? and it had hands and feet like a monkey’s.

‘It’ was the Psammead, the grumpy sand-fairy that could, if in the mood, grant a wish a day. When the five children befriend him they find that each wish granted often has a sting in its tail. Golden guineas are too difficult to spend, wings let them down in a most inconvenient way, and when they wish for Red Indians, the children forget that they can sometimes be a little warlike.

Generations of children have come to love the fantasy and the whimsy of the stories in the classic book from the author of The Railway Children.

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