Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit

Five Children and It

byEdith Nesbit, Harold Robert Millar

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

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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. And then there was a white house with a green garden and an orchard beyond, and mother said, Here we are! How white the house is, said Robert. And look at the roses, said Anthea. And the plums, said Jane. It is rather decent, Cyril admitted.
Title:Five Children and ItFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819901557

ISBN - 13:9782819901556

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full of Adventure and Imagination This book is full of adventure. Despite the language being a bit old for my 8 year old, he is loving the story.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Classic A book that both I and my mother enjoyed reading as children. This book is still just as entertaining as the day it was written.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Timeless!! Beautiful edition of this classic book!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Paced Perfectly for a Bedtime Book with Fun This was cute, and quite timeless for a book written quite a while back. Five children find a little sand-fairy in a nearby rock quarry when they're away at a summer house with their family. It can grant one wish a day, and no matter what the children seem to wish, it just doesn't turn out right. Being as beautiful as the day is long is great in theory, except no one believes that you are who you say you are, since you look so different. Having wings to fly with is nice, except you end up very hungry feeding all that movement, and stealing food to have enough energy to fly home is never a good plan. 'Be Careful What You Wish For' has been done delightfully well here, and paced perfectly at a chapter a night for children. It's also delightfully narrated, with the author often breaking into direct conversation with the reader in funny passages sure to make any child grin.
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