Five Children and It (Puffin Classics)

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The entrancing combination of magic with the everyday trials of childhood. 'It' is a Psammead, an ancient, ugly and irritable sand-fairy the children find one day in a gravel pit. It grants them one wish a day, lasting until sunset. But they soon learn it is very hard to think of really sensible wishes, and each one gets them into unexpected difficulties. Magic, the children find, can be as awkward as it is enticing.

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Five Children and It by E. Nesbit, in a beautiful new edition of the classic story, published simultaneously with Kate Saunders' stunning sequel, Five Children on the Western Front.

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