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by Edith Nesbit

Free eBook Five Children and It (Apple Classics) download ISBN: 0590421468
Author: Edith Nesbit
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks (November 1, 1988)
Language: English
Pages: 10
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Mythology and Folk Tales
Size MP3: 1306 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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I read Five Children and It with the Women’s Classic Literature Enthusiasts group and enjoyed it immensely.

I read Five Children and It with the Women’s Classic Literature Enthusiasts group and enjoyed it immensely. If you like Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and its series' mates by Betty MacDonald, you will like Five Children and It. The ideal child reader of this book is between second and fifth grade, with a fondness for historical fiction or British classics. For comparison, this is substantially easier reading then . The ideal adult reader is anyone who enjoys classic children’s novels I read Five Children and It with the Women’s Classic Literature Enthusiasts group and enjoyed it immensely.

Эдит Несбит Five Children and It. T. To. John bland. My Lamb, you are so very small, You have not learned to read at all; Yet never a printed book withstands The urgence of your dimpled hands. The house was three miles from the station, but, before the dusty hired hack had rattled along for five minutes, the children began to put their heads out of the carriage window and say, "Aren't we nearly there?" And every time they passed a house, which was not very often, they all said, "Oh, is this it?" But it never was, till they reached the very top of the hill, just past the chalk-quarry and before you come to the gravel-pit.

Five Children and It is a children's novel by English author E. Nesbit. It was originally published in 1902 in the Strand Magazine under the general title The Psammead, or the Gifts, with a segment appearing each month from April to December

Five Children and It is a children's novel by English author E. It was originally published in 1902 in the Strand Magazine under the general title The Psammead, or the Gifts, with a segment appearing each month from April to December. The stories were then expanded into a novel which was published the same year. It is the first volume of a trilogy that includes The Phoenix and the Carpet (1904) and The Story of the Amulet (1906). The book has never been out of print since its initial publication.

Five Children and It" is a classic tale of adventure featuring five children, . Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril, and their baby brother.

The result was a series of bestselling children's books that have remained firm favourites, including The Railway Children, The Story of the Treasure Seekers and The Phoenix and the Carpet. Five Children and It" is a classic tale of adventure featuring five children, . They decide to dig a hole through the Earth to discover if those living on the other side walk upside down.

Five Children and It Текст. It made its skinny arms so long, and waved them so frighteningly, that the children ran as hard as they could towards the road by which carts used to come to the gravel-pits. Only Anthea had presence of mind enough to shout a timid "Good-morning, I hope your whisker will be better to-morrow," as she ran.

Five children and IT. Bye. Author of "The treasure-seekers,""the would-be-goods," etc. illustrated. Mr. Beale Snatched the Coin, Bit It, and Put It in His Pocket " " 58. They Had Run Into Martha and the Baby " " 64. He Said, "Now Then!" to the Policeman and Mr. Peasemarsh " " 66. The Lucky Children Hurriedly Started for the Gravel Pit " " 78. "Poof, poof, poofy," He Said, and Made a Grab " " 86. At Double-quick Time Ran the Twinkling Legs of the Lamb's Brothers and Sisters " " 88.

This book teaches me an important lesson that wishes we want to make true are always difficult to come true. But I don't like the end of the book. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. In this simplified classic, a family of children become friends with an extraordinary creature.

In Five Children and It (1902), a group of children are digging in a sandpit one day when they discover a small, bad-tempered sand-fairy known as the Psammead, who is allowed to grant one wish per day. The children wish for many things-to be beautiful, to be rich, to grow wings-but none of the wishes turn out right.

A series of phenomenal adventures follow when young Anthea discovers a sand-fairy who can grant wishes
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Opimath
I love this story and the two that follow it. This version uses original Harold Millar illustrations which is a major reason why I chose this particular volume. I like the size of the volume - it's slightly larger than a trade paperback, it's 6"Wx9"H. The size of the illustrations is GREAT - much larger than my old battered Puffin paperback. They're very, very slightly pixelated from being enlarged but not problematically so.

BUT my eyes watered the minute I opened the book - the type is ridiculously small. It's the typeface you expect out of a condensed dictionary. Out of curiosity, I compared current word-processing font sizing and the otherwise lovely serif font sizes out between 10 and 11 points.

It's a real shame, because this volume is lovely except for, well, the reading part.
Jesmi
Five children are digging in a gravel pit when they unearth the Psammead (Sand-fairy), an ancient furry creature with eyes on stalks. He grants them one wish a day (or more, under protest), which don’t turn out the way they expect them to. The best wish is the first: “I wish we were all as beautiful as the day.” Not only do they not recognize each other at first (being so beautiful), but the nursemaid Martha snatches the baby (who is unchanged: the children decide that he is too young to have wishes naturally and must be specifically mentioned next time) and the cook threatens to call the police. All the wishes end at sunset, at which point they are able to go home. Readers today have to make some allowances for the at times arch and cutesy narrator, but the stories are fun and inventive and well worth a read. The next two books in the series are THE PHOENIX AND THE CARPET and THE STORY OF THE AMULET, featuring the same children.
Vozuru
E. Nesbit is one of my favorite childhood authors and I remember school holidays spent comfortably ensconced in a chair reading her books (and those of Enid Blyton's). I thought it was about time I introduced my eight-year-old daughter and avid reader to the delights of Nesbit's works and bought several of Nesbit's books for her.

"Five Children and It" is a classic tale of adventure featuring five children, i.e. Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril, and their baby brother. They decide to dig a hole through the Earth to discover if those living on the other side walk upside down. Imagine their shock and delight when they find a sand fairy called a Psammead (pronounced as Sammyadd). The Psammead's nature is to grant wishes, but he warns the children that the wishes granted will come undone at sunset. Naturally, with a bunch of gregarious youngsters, things are bound to go awry when wishes are not planned with precision and careful thinking!

I recommend this delightful fantasy story for curious and imaginative children ages eight and up.
Gavigamand
It was always a little strange to me as a boy that children in books always went to boarding school and always had nannies, cooks, and maids, but we just accepted that that was how people were in books. We realised that books were written before decimalisation, and just enjoyed the stories. I am delighted that the same is still true. I read this to my son over several nights, and while he did ask about the servants and "were they like slaves", this was more an additional facet, something he could enjoy and learn from, rather than something which inhibited his enjoyment. This story is of children who behave in much the same way as modern children would, leaving parental and adult supervision at the earliest opportunity, particularly if this involves getting into adventures and meeting magical creatures. The Psammead is an ancient Sand Fairy, and the children in the story are initially frightened of him, then grow to like him and respect his wisdom (even if he's a little cantankerous). The story follows the classic "what would you wish for if you had three wishes" formula, but is done with such style that each mini adventure that follows on is enjoyable, and a learning experience for the characters, rather than just being a list of examples of a smart-alec genie's deliberately obtuse interpretation of instructions.

I would say this book is suitable for children of seven to fourteen, and doesn't really require any explanation of old-fashioned terms, but there can be much gained from discussing them.
Vaua
Wonderful story! My kids loved these children and their sweet relationship (similar to Narnia) & laughed at all the shenanigans. Good morals throughout, was a great read for our children’s book club.
Thordigda
This is a classic children's story in the vein of the secret garden, it part of the historical heritage of British children's literature and a must read if you want to experience the best of the times. The storyline is timeless and while the behaviour of the adults is from another era it is not so alien as to cripple the characters. I enjoyed visiting
Nenayally
A Lovely Children's Book. I have to admit I was an adult before I ran across this book in a used book store a long time ago. And as far as I know my children never read it because they were into Star Wars by then.

But I read it and thoroughly loved it. So when it came up on Kindle I bought it andread it again.

I would suggest this for children to read at 6 or so and on, and to read it to them even a little earlier.

It is basically a fairy story, as three orphan children find a spirit in the sand who can make a wish come true each day. And every wish goes wrong. Great story.
I am reading this childhood favorite to my 6 and 4 year old children. We are loving it. The language is old fashioned so I do have to explain a few words and phrases as we go. But I think that makes it all the better for a read-a-loud. We are always discussing what we'd wish for, and how we'd try to make sure our wishes didn't go wrong. Fun discussion! Also, I really like the Puffin Classic book. I plan on buying more in this series as they are well-made, inexpensive, and look nice on my bookshelf.