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Five Children and It

Edith Nesbit

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....

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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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....

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cathy Dobson

Length:

5h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

19:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

27:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:36