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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,745 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Nesbit Narrator: Candida Gubbins Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2010 ISBN:
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When the children dug a hole in the gravel-pit, they were very surprised at what they found. It was a Psammead, a sand-fairy, thousands of years old. It was a strange little thing - fat and furry, and with eyes on long stalks. It was often very cross and unfriendly, but it could give wishes - one wish a day. How wonderful! the children said. But wishes are difficult things. They can get you into trouble.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lambknitj | 2/11/2014

    " I didn't even finish reading this one. I guess I've lost the imagination I need to read a book like this. But for kids, where anything is possible even if it doesn't make any sense, I guess it would be okay. It was just way too far fetched and goofy. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jordan | 2/7/2014

    " not finishing. too bored. this is so episodic and i swear half the book is about these kids trying to get some lunch. that said, i can see how e. nesbit paved the way for other authors and some of my favorite books (the half magic books, for example), and as everyone loves her SO MUCH, i'll def give another of her books a try. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 2/7/2014

    " I remember my mom reading this one to me when I was young... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie | 1/30/2014

    " 5 children and it is a classic fantasy book. I was enthralled with it and had the children read it. I think it is an interesting story, a book that keeps you motivated to continue, as well as teaching lessons to it's reader on wanting or wishing for things without realizing potential pitfalls. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria Gurr | 1/25/2014

    " Really cute story. Each of the kids gets a wish, it's cool because there is always a consequense to the wish. You get what you wish for. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Juliana | 1/15/2014

    " Cloying, racist, sexist, and repetitive. This does not hold up well. It's interesting as an example of early fantasy for children, but I can't enjoy it or recommend it as a reader. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lark | 1/14/2014

    " Worth reading for understanding the time period and how science fiction evolved. Little Women is a contemporary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer | 12/28/2013

    " I love E. Nesbit! How have I ever lived without her books?! She was recommended to me by a co-workers daughter years ago, and I wish I hadn't waited so long to read one of her books! She reminds me a lot of C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 12/13/2013

    " This book is about the adventures of five siblings who discover a creature that can grant wishes. It's hilarious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 12/2/2013

    " Never read this before, a children's book, but if you believe in fairies it s a delight. There are so any morals in the book, the main one 'be careful what you wish for'... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 10/3/2013

    " This book is about five children and a weird looking thing that they found. The thing gives you wishes and many things went wrong. You shouldn't wish for just anything because it might not be what you actually want. Becareful what you wish for. This book was very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 3/31/2013

    " A delightful story with all the things I love -- British setting, large families of children left to their own devices, and just a WEE bit o' magic. I loved how curmudgeonly "It" was in the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nix | 1/25/2013

    " Five children go down to the sandpits and find a mysterious furry being who can grant wishes! Their plans go awry, as always with the most well-laid plans . . . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 1/3/2013

    " It's a classic, but it only held my interest in certain parts. I thought that the "it" was slightly mean spirited. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 11/4/2012

    " One of my favorite books. Funny, sweet, and fantastical. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 7/15/2012

    " Finished only at B's request. That took a lot of effort to get through. It put me to sleep. Premise was fun but we were irritated that the kids kept being so ridiculous with their wishes and kept getting in trouble but then kept wishing again. And again. Argh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trisha | 5/7/2012

    " Pretty darn cute! Easy quick and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 3/15/2012

    " A fun book I read as a child. It read better when I was young, but it was still a delight to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ally | 11/24/2011

    " a great hildren story, i got it a a birthday present and have read it every now and again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 11/16/2011

    " My very favorite children's book....It's overflowing with naughty unsupervised English children and cantankerous fairies full of magic and wishes! My copy is so worn and decrepid. I think the cover has actually come off. Sure signs of a most beloved book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie Hill | 7/5/2011

    " One of my favourite childrens books!! I re-read it in a nostalgic moment (maybe a little longer than a moment) and enjoyed it as much as i did back then :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 5/1/2011

    " Five Children and It is about five siblings who find a sand-fairy who can grant them one wish each day. Like any story about wishes, something always goes a little wrong and they don't quite get what they bargained for. It's a sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessi | 3/31/2011

    " Originally published in 1902, this is the story of five children who happen upon a magical creature that can grant wishes. They get into mischevious trouble as their wishes don't quite turn out how they imagine. I am always a fan of old-fashioned children's books. And this one is great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 GF | 3/10/2011

    " I read this book when I was in elementary school and it just delighted me to no end. The daily adventures are a great format for children who tend toward boredom with stories of longer length. Good character building resource to talk with your children about consequences of your actions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renette | 2/18/2011

    " thanks to c s lewis for introducing me to the fun world of edith nesbit... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 2/13/2011

    " Reading this one to Anam. I read it when i was probably 10? So good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adela | 2/5/2011

    " I think I discovered the problem with E. Nesbit: She is a Kipling fan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 2/2/2011

    " An enjoyable, turn of the century story about four children whose wishes do not turn out as expected. I especially liked the time their baby brother became a grown-up, but still a bother! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/19/2011

    " I found an audio book version of this particular tome. I'm listening to it while doing paperwork. This was not as good as I thought it would be. Don't think I will be looking for anymore books by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shreya=Drastically Random. Find the emoticon. | 1/15/2011

    " This book was good, but it was sort of unfinished and undeveloped. The ideas were good, but there needed to be more detail, more stuff. And the ending left you hanging. Is there a sequel? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ally | 12/22/2010

    " a great hildren story, i got it a a birthday present and have read it every now and again. "

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