E Nesbit

Five Children and It
  • Five Children and It

  • A set of 6 much-loved stories from classic English literature for children, brought together by Puffin Classics in beautiful paperback cover designs.

    When Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother go digging in the gravel pit, the last thing they expect to find is a Psammead - an ancient sand fairy! Having a sand fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day, but the children don't realize all the trouble wishes can cause...

    In the same collection:
    PETER PAN
    THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
    OLIVER TWIST
    ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
    FIVE CHILDREN AND IT
    GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

E. Nesbit (1858 - 1924) wrote some of the best-loved children's books of the turn-of-the-century, including The Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Railway Children. Edith Nesbit was friends with many of the great literary figures of her day, including George Bernard Shaw, William Morris, and Laurence Housman. H. G. Wells once wrote to her that 'every self-respecting family will buy [your books]- and I knock my forehead on the ground at your feet in the vigour of my admiration of your easy artistry.'


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