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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,736 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. Nesbit Narrator: Johanna Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Psammead Trilogy Release Date:
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Curious to see if people on the other side of the globe walk upside down, Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother start digging a hole to Australia. They don’t get too far, however, before they dig up a furry brown creature with bat’s ears. It is a Psammead, an ancient Sand-fairy. The Sammyadd, as the children call it, grumpily tells them that he is obliged to grant their wishes, because making people’s wishes come true is what Sand-fairies do. However, there is one catch: the wishes come undone at sunset. No matter how carefully the children plan, their wishes keep backfiring, and they realize that you have to be careful what you wish for—you may get it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The faithful depiction of the children and the horrendous bish-ups they make with the best of intentions keep Nesbit’s [tale] timeless.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “The golden standard for magical wishes gone wrong.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Their first time in the country is filled with magical escapades for five children in this classic tale of adventure…[A] humorous story about magic in the real world.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “The perfect children’s story…uniquely satisfying…timeless.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Duc | 2/15/2014

    " Thanks Dr. Chapman. Now I think I know what my Papa and Mama's love languages are, I can love them better :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Noeleen | 2/14/2014

    " I know this is a classic but it was written so long ago the children bear no resemblance to kids now and I found them a bit irritating. The film with Eddie Izzard was much better :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dale Stringer | 2/12/2014

    " Very good book! I thought I had a perfect marriage but now I think it can get even better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jen Davis | 2/11/2014

    " This is a must read for everyone! "

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