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Be careful what you wish. You may get it! That's the message writer Edith Nesbit clearly imparts in this delightful tale of five youngsters who encounter a bizarre creature. This old-fashioned story, recounts the adventures of children who go out to play one day, intending to dig a hole to the other side of the world to see if people walk upside down. They don't get very far before they meet an ancient sand fairy. Obliged to grant their wishes (because that's what sand fairies do), this curious looking, furry brown quadruped with bat's ears warns them that there is a catch: the wishes come undone at sunset. An enchanting tale of the ability of children to believe things that are beyond belief, Five Children and It will delight today's young readers as much as it did generations ago.
Be careful what you ask for. You may get it! That's the message in this delightful tale of five youngsters who discover a bizarre sand creature that grants wishes. There's a catch, of course: the wishes come undone at sunset, and worse yet, things often get out of hand!
About the Author
Edith Nesbit wrote more than 40 books for children, several of which have been adapted many times for film, including Five Children and It and The Railway Children. She is best known for her collections and re-tellings of classics such as Stories from Shakespeare for Young Readers.
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