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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 02/08/2012
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'Don't you know a sand-fairy when you see one?' I dare say you have often thought about what you would do if you were granted three wishes. The five children - Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother - had often talked about it but when they are faced with the grumpy sand-fairy they find it difficult to make up their minds. And that is just the beginning of their dilemmas. As they discover, there is nothing quite like a wish for getting you into terrible trouble. BACKSTORY: Learn about what it was like to be a child in 1902 and try some fun activities!

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099572985
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 182 g
Dimensions: 188 x 129 x 17 mm


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"I love E. Nesbit - I think she is great and I identify with the way that she writes. Her children are very real children and she was quite a groundbreaker in her day" -- JK Rowling
"She speaks to the reader, and it's almost as if though you could hear her voice" -- Quentin Blake
"This one is definitely my favourite. The story is about five children who find a sand fairy that grants them wishes. But the wishes never turn out like the children imagine. The children had to spend the summer without TV or electronic games because they hadn't been invented. It makes me feel jealous of them, because they spend all day having adventures and the grown-ups don't bother them at all! I recommend this book to all children. If you can't read it yourself, your mum or dad should read it to you" -- Viveak Todd, aged 11 * Sunday Express *
"So what makes these different to any other set of classics? In a moment of inspiration Random House had the bright idea of actually asking Key stage 2 children what extra ingredients they could add to make children want to read. And does it work? Well, put it this way...my 13-year-old daughter announced that she had to read a book over the summer holiday and, without any prompting, spotted The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...and proceeded to read it! Now, if you knew my 13-year-old daughter, you would realise that this is quite remarkable. She reads texts, blogs and tags by the thousand - but this is the first book she has read since going to high school, so all hail Vintage Classics!" * National Association for the Teaching of English *

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“Five Children and It”

A mystical creature living in the sand who can grant wishes.
Again we are given the message that you should be careful what you wish for. Lots of fun, similar to a CS Lewis novel.

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