Five Children and It

Five Children and It

The five children find a cantankerous sand fairy, a psammead, in a gravel pit. Every day 'It' will grant each of them a wish that lasts until sunset, often with disastrous consequences.Never out of print since 1902. The Introduction to this edition e...

Title:Five Children and It
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780140367355

    Five Children and It Reviews

  • Carol

    I read Five Children and It with the Women’s Classic Literature Enthusiasts group and enjoyed it immensely. If you like Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and its series' mates by Betty MacDonald, you will like Fiv...

  • Jan-Maat

    Although only written a couple of years earlier this was quite a different world to The Railway Children. It is a very simple kind of children's story. The parents are got rid of – not by sending th...

  • Manny

    Somehow I missed reading Five Children and It when I was a child myself, so when I saw a copy at a yard sale I had to buy it. It only cost 10p, and the little girl who sold it to me looked rather like...

  • Margaret

    Nesbit is the great-grandma of pretty nearly all the children's fantasy books we love, the first author to write really wittily for kids and without condescending to them, and the originator of the ba...

  • Jo (A follower of wizards)

    This was a rather pleasant trip down memory lane for me, as I distinctly remember rushing home from school in order to watch the TV adaptation of this book. Unfortunately though, I didn't enjoy this a...

  • Fonch

    Ladies and gentlemen 3,5 I will try something, which until now had never done to write three reviews in one day. Unfortunately I could not get to write three reviews on the same day, because I was hel...

  • Rebecca McNutt

    For some reason when I was a kid and I first read this book, it terrified the hell out of me. I don't remember why. I think back when I was growing up in PMQ housing there had been shadows on the wall...

  • Jessica

    I loved this book as a child, and read it over and over. The idea of having a wish every day is so appealing, but then seeing how it goes hilariously wrong day after day is great, too. I read this alo...

  • Sandy

    This is a perfectly delightful story of the misadventures of five siblings who are granted a daily wish by a prehistoric creature who lives in the sandpit near their home. One of the eleven chapters w...

  • K.D. Absolutely

    Five children practically left on this own in a English countryside. This book was published in 1902, almost 50 years before C. S. Lewis wrote his The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.However, the sim...