Five Children and It

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Product Number: Z07992
Released: Jan 01, 2014
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ISBN: #9781490611617
Narrator/s: Virginia Leishman
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On a summer holiday in the countryside of England, five children suddenly find themselves without the supervision of their parents. Left alone with the housekeeper, the children anticipate a dull vacation. However, they soon find more adventure than they can handle. The first day after their parents leave, the children head for a gravel pit to pretend that they are at the beach. While digging in the sand they find a Psammead, or a sand fairy. The grumpy genie promises to grant the children one wish a day that will last until sunset. But as often happens with wishes, none turn out quite the way the children expect. They are led through a series of hilarious adventures by the Psammead as they learn to appreciate what they already have. Edith Nesbit was one of the first authors to write children's books that captured what it was like to be young. Her humorous stories are sure to entertain as they gently teach children about the things in life that are truly valuable.

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Author(s): E. Nesbit

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Author(s): E. Nesbit
Narrator(s): Virginia Leishman
Product Number C01427
Released: Nov 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470310493
eBook
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Author(s): E. Nesbit
Product Number EB00051456
Released: Jan 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781490611921
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Author(s): E. Nesbit
Product Number EB00167175
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375895241
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Author(s): E. Nesbit
Product Number EB00393102
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101161616
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Author(s): E. Nesbit
Product Number EB00237524
Released: Mar 20, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443420877
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Author(s): E. Nesbit
Product Number EB00584469
Released: Oct 28, 2014
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781497679283
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Author(s): E. Nesbit
Product Number EB00679970
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625580351
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Author(s): E. Nesbit
Product Number EB00628588
Released: Nov 30, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781988120676
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): E. Nesbit
Product Number 43564
Released: Nov 21, 2005
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ISBN: #9781402540844
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): E. Nesbit
Product Number 13250
Released: Jul 25, 2000
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Publisher: Penguin Group US
ISBN: #9780140367355

Professional reviews

"First published in 1902, Edith Nesbit's novel tells the story of four children (and their burdensome baby brother), whose boring summer is turned on its ears when they discover an unlikely fairy capable of fulfilling one wish per day. As their friendship with the grumpy, furry, bug-eyed creature grows, the children learn to be careful what they wish for. With musical elasticity, Virginia Leishman speaks to the listener, matching the author's conversational style, guiding this classical flight of fancy. Leishman's magnetic tongue holds the listener's attention as she brings the children, and their wishes, to life. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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