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Book Information: Five Children and It

Five Children and It (1902) [Novel]
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Series: Psammead

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‘It’ was a Psammead, which looked a little like a monkey but had eyes which came out on stalks like a snail’s, and it was furry all over. Five children found it when they were digging in a sandpit. It was thousands of years old. It gave them a wish a day, but whatever they wished for was guaranteed to fade at sunset, when everything went back to normal. The difficulty was to think of really good wishes: another was to avoid saying thoughtlessly at the critical moment, ‘Oh, I wish...!’ and getting something they did not really want at all. Every wish brought them into difficulties, but most gave them at least a moment of surprise and satisfaction, if not always of great delight. The Psammead was not the easiest of pets, and was extraordinarily nippy (in two senses) when annoyed.

Original title: Five Children and It
Original languages: English

Quotes: 1 (show them)

Genre: FictionChildren & Young AdultFantasyMythical Creatures

This work is excerpted in the following works :
     Bigger Than the Baker's Boy (1902) [Short Story]
      Author: Edith Nesbit
     Wizards (2001) [Anthology]
      Authors: Lewis Carroll , Ursula K. Le Guin , Roald Dahl , Edith Nesbit , C. S. Lewis , Frances Hodgson Burnett , Jane Yolen , T.H. White , Mark Helprin , Nikolai Gogol , George MacDonald , Edward Eager , Margery Williams , Philippa Pearce

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Language: English

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Five Children and It (1959)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: 0140301283
Pages: 215

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