1300 36 33 32

Its eyes were on long horns like a snail's eyes...it had ears like a bat's ears, and its tubby body was shaped like a spider's and covered with thick, soft fur...and it had hands and feet like a monkey's. 'It' was the Psammead, the grumpy sand-fairy that could, if in the mood, grant a wish a day. When the five children befriend him they find that each wish granted often has a sting in its tail. Golden guineas are too difficult to spend, wings let them down in a most inconvenient way, and when they wish for Red Indians, the children forget that they can sometimes be a little warlike. Generations of children have come to love the fantasy and the whimsy of the stories in the classic book from the author of The Railway Children.

Buy Five Children and it book by Edith Nesbit from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781853261244
ISBN-10: 1853261246
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 9mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Five Children and it book by Edith Nesbit and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review

Books By Author Edith Nesbit

Railway Children by Edith Nesbit

The Railway Children

Paperback, November 2013
Dreaming Sex by Edith Nesbit

The Dreaming Sex

Paperback, July 2010
Wings and the Child by Edith Nesbit

Wings and the Child

Paperback / softback, April 2009
Man-Size in Marble, and the Ebony Frame (Dodo Press) by Edith Nesbit

Man-Size in Marble, and the Ebony Frame (Dodo Press)

Paperback / softback, May 2008