Five Children and it, Paperback

Five Children and it Paperback

Part of the Wordsworth Children's Classics series



Its eyes were on long horns like a snail's 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
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  • Category: Classic
  • ISBN: 9781853261244


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