Scholastic Classics: Five Children and It

Do you think you’d be bored if you moved to the back of beyond? Not if you met a magical sand-fairy! The five children in this story have just moved from the bright lights of London to the quiet countryside. At first, it’s all a bit yawnsome. Then one day, playing in the gravel-pit, they dig up a grumpy sand-fairy: the Psammead. It can’t possibly be real. But it is. And it has the power to grant wishes…

  • A truly classic story of magic, adventure and family
  • A sheer delight to read: pure escapism in book form
  • E. Nesbit is most famous for The Railway Children
  • A vivid portrait of children’s lives in the early 1900s

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