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Download Five Children and It Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,757 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edith Nesbit Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maria | 2/20/2014

    " Really Really good. reminded me of the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It draws upon the same themes as C.S.Lewis "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Michael Fitzgerald | 2/1/2014

    " Something of a disappointment after the wonderful Railway Children. This has some charms but is mostly just fairy stories set in the (then) modern day. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Shelby Stafford | 1/10/2014

    " i don't get this book. would not recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wajiha | 1/6/2014

    " Childhood revisited. I remember reading a red with gold lettering copy of Story of the Amulet borrowed from the library when I was 8 or 9. I think the story isn't complete till you read all three parts. Next up The Phoenix and the Carpet and The Story of the Amulet "

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