Five Children and It Audiobook, by Edith Nesbit Play Audiobook Sample

Five Children and It Audiobook

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Read By: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Psammead Trilogy Release Date: May 2015 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: bo54

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Longest Chapter Length:

29:18 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

15:06 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

21:32 minutes

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Publisher Description

First written in 1902, this is one of Edith Nesbit’s best loved children’s stories. It all begins when a group of five children—Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb—move from London to the countryside of Kent.

While playing in a gravel pit, they discover a rather grumpy, ugly, and occasionally malevolent sand-fairy known as the Psammead who is compelled to grant one wish of theirs per day. The effects of each wish last until sundown. All the wishes granted to the children go hilariously wrong. When they wish to be beautiful, nobody recognises them and they are shut out of the house. When they wish to be rich, they get a stack of gold coins but nobody will take them. When they wish for wings they find themselves stuck on a tall tower at sunset. When they wish that their baby brother was older, he turns into a grown-up and bosses them about. When Robert wishes he was bigger than the baker’s boy (who has beaten him in a scrap) he becomes eleven feet tall. There are many more adventures, but you will need to listen and find out for yourselves.

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About Edith Nesbit

Edith Nesbit (1858–1924) lived in England and had dreamed of becoming a poet since she was fifteen years old. After her husband fell ill, it was up to her to support her small family. For the next nineteen years, she wrote novels, essays, articles, poems, and short stories; but it was not until 1899, when The Story of the Treasure Seekers was published, that she achieved great success. Her groundbreaking style of depicting realistic, believable children quickly gained a popularity that has lasted for more than a century.

About Cathy Dobson

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.