Five Children and it Paperback
by Edith Nesbit
Part of the Wordsworth Children's Classics series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/12/1993
- Category: Classic
- ISBN: 9781853261244