Five Children and It

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Author: E. Nesbit

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528787684

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 163

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First published in 1902, “Five Children and It” is a children's novel by English writer and poet E. Nesbit. The story follows the five children Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and the “Lamb” and their adventures resulting from the discovery of a sand-fairy that has the ability to grant wishes. A charming tale of youth and innocence, “Five Children and It” would make for perfect bedtime reading and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Nesbit's magical children's literature. Originally published in “Strand Magazine”, the tales were made into a full-length novel trilogy also including “The Phoenix and the Carpet” (1904)” and “The Story of the Amulet” (1906). Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was a prolific writer of children's literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Five Children and It

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Author: Edith Nesbit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781077416154

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Page: 108

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To Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother, the house in the country promises a summer of freedom and play. But when they accidently uncover an accident Psammead-or Sand-fairy-who has the power to make wishes come true, they find themselves having the holiday of a lifetime, sharing one thrilling adventure after another. Asleep since dinosaurs roamed the earth, the ill-tempered, odd-looking Psammead -with his spider-shaped body, bat's ears, and snail's eyes -grudgingly agrees to grant the children one wish per day. Soon, though the children discover that their wishes have a tendancy to turn out quite differnetly than expected. Whatever they wish whether it's to fly like a bird, live in a mighty castle, or have an immense fortune -something goes terribly wrong, hilariously wrong. Then an accidental wish has horrible consequences, and the children are faced with a difficult choice: to let an innoncent manbe charged with a crime or to lose for all time their gift of magical wishes. Five Children and It is on of E. Nesbit's most beloved tales of enchantment.

Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet

The Psammead Series -

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Author: E. Nesbit

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1528787676

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 560

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This vintage book contains E. Nesbit “Psammead” trilogy, including “Five Children and It”, “The Phoenix and the Carpet”, and “The Story of the Amulet”. The stories revolve around five children called Anthea, Cyril, Robert, Jane and the “Lamb”, whose lives are changed after the discovery a wish-granting sand fairy with whom they embark on many magical adventures. This classic children's trilogy is perfect bedtime reading material and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Nesbit's influential literature. Edith Nesbit (1858 – 1924) was an English poet and author. She is perhaps best remembered for her children's literature, publishing more than 60 such books under the name E. Nesbit. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, which had a significant influence on the Labour Party and British politics in general. Other notable works by this author include: “The Prophet's Mantle” (1885), “Something Wrong” (1886), and “The Marden Mystery” (1896). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Five Children and It - The Original Classic Edition

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Author: E. Nesbit

Publisher: Tebbo

ISBN: 9781486154388

Category: Fiction

Page: 82

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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Five Children and It. This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by E. Nesbit, which is now, at last, again available to you. Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Five Children and It: They thought so from the first moment, but when they found the back of the house covered with jasmine, an in white flower, and smelling like a bottle of the most expensive scent that is ever given for a birthday present; and when they had seen the lawn, all green and smooth, and quite different from the brown grass in the gardens at Camden Town; and when they had found the stable with a loft over it and some old hay still left, they were almost certain; and when Robert had found the broken swing and tumbled out of it and got a lump on his head the size of an egg, and Cyril had nipped his finger in the door of a hutch that seemed made to keep rabbits in, if you ever had any, they had no longer any doubts whatever. ...Now that I have begun to tell you about the place, I feel that I could go on and make this into a most interesting story about all the ordinary things that the children did - just the kind of things you do yourself, you know - and you would believe every word of it; and when I told about the childrens being tiresome, as you are sometimes, your aunts would perhaps write in the margin of the story with a pencil, How true! ...It came at last to their sitting down in a row under the hedge, with their feet in a dry ditch, waiting for sunset, and wondering whether, when the sun did set, they would turn into stone, or only into their own old natural selves; and each of them still felt lonely and among strangers, and tried not to look at the others, for, though their voices were their own, their faces were so radiantly beautiful as to be quite irritating to look at. ...It was a new sensation to be driven in a smart pony-trap along pretty country roads, it was very pleasant too (which is not always the case with new sensations), quite apart from the beautiful plans of spending the money which each child made as they went along, silently of course and quite to itself, for they felt it would never have done to let the old innkeeper hear them talk in the affluent sort of way they were thinking. ...The morning after the children had been the possessors of boundless wealth, and had been unable to buy anything really useful or enjoyable with it, except two pairs of cotton gloves, twelve penny buns, an imitation crocodile-skin purse, and a ride in a pony-cart, they awoke without any of the enthusiastic happiness which they had felt on the previous day when they remembered how they had had the luck to find a Psammead, or Sand-fairy; and to receive its promise to grant them a new wish every day.

e-First Students' Classics: Five Children And It

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Author: Edith Nesbit

Publisher: Singapore Asia Publishers Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9814387460

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Suitable for children 8-12 years old, great literary classics are retold in full-colour, graphic novel style. The story is engaging and easy to read and a child's first exposure to great classics and remarkable authors. Excellent as introductory readers to great literary works.

Five Children and It Level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library

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Author: Edith Nesbit

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194786927

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

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A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. Retold for Learners of English by Diane Mowat. When the children dug a hole in the gravel-pit, they were very surprised at what they found. 'It' was a Psammead, a sand-fairy, thousands of years old. It was a strange little thing - fat and furry, and with eyes on long stalks. It was often very cross and unfriendly, but it could give wishes - one wish a day. 'How wonderful!' the children said. But wishes are difficult things. They can get you into trouble . . .

Oxford Children's Classics: Five Children & It

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Author: E. Nesbit

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192733436

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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When the five children meet 'It' in the gravel pit their lives suddenly become a lot more interesting. This magical (but grumpy!) creature will grant them one wish per day, but as the children discover, you should always be very careful what you wish for . . .

Four Children and It

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Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141973161

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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The new bestseller from Jacqueline Wilson, creator of Tracy Beaker, Hetty Feather and The Illustrated Mum, is a funny, moving and heartwarming story of four children who discover a way to make wishes come true. Echoing the classic E Nesbit novel, Five Children and It, this new story from this mega-selling author, winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, is a brilliant read not just for those familiar with the original book but for any of Wilson's millions of fans.

Five Children on the Western Front

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Author: Kate Saunders

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571310966

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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An epic, heart-wrenching follow-on from E. Nesbit's Five Children and It stories. The five children have grown up and World War I has begun in earnest. Cyril is off to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is the grown up age of 11, and he has a little sister, Edith, in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories ... until, for the first time in 10 years, he suddenly reappears. The siblings are pleased to have something to take their minds off the war, but this time the Psammead is here for a reason, and his magic might have a more serious purpose. Before this last adventure ends, all will be changed, and the two younger children will have seen the Great War from every possible viewpoint - factory-workers, soldiers and sailors, nurses and ambulance drivers, and the people left at home, and the war's impact will be felt right at the heart of their family.

Children and Childhood in American Religions

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Author: Don S. Browning,Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813546957

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Whether First Communion or bar mitzvah, religious traditions play a central role in the lives of many American children. In this collection of essays, leading scholars reveal for the first time how various religions interpret, reconstruct, and mediate their traditions to help guide children and their parents in navigating the opportunities and challenges of American life. The book examines ten religions, among other topics: How the Catholic Church confronts the tension between its teachings about children and actual practic The Oglala Lakota's struggle to preserve their spiritual tradition The impact of modernity on Hinduism Only by discussing the unique challenges faced by all religions, and their followers, can we take the first step toward a greater understanding for all of us.