Five Children and It (Psammead #1)
PUBLICATION DECEMBER 2014
When five siblings - Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother, the Lamb - discover a sand-fairy in their gravel pit, they are jolly surprised and a little delighted. Even better, the Psammead is able to grant them wishes, although the magic wears off at the day's end. Unfortunately, all of the wishes the children make go hilariously wrong and they soon learn that their foolish desires are more likely to get them into trouble than get them what they want! Five Children and It has been loved by children - and their parents - for over a hundred years. And Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and Lamb will continue to be loved, with the appearance of Kate Saunders' Five Children on the Western Front, an epic, heart-wrenching follow on from Five Children and It and the Psammead trilogy.
A beautiful new edition of the classic E. Nesbit story, published simultaneously with Kate Saunder's stunning sequel, Five Children on the Western Front.
"Stunning...these covers just draw you in and the books themselves feel good in your hand." --ShelfTalker
Edith Nesbit (15 August 1858 - 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet. She wrote or collaborated on over sixty books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television, including The Railway Childrenand Five Children and It and its sequels. She was also a political activist and co-founded the Fabian Society, a socialist organisation later connected to the Labour Party.