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Five Children and It

Edith Nesbit

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Description:

Filled with wit and humour, Nesbit’s 1902 fantasy tells the adventure of five siblings sent to spend the summer with their uncle. One day, when the children wander from the strange house by the sea to play in old gravel pits, they uncover ‘It’ – a prehistoric Sand-fairy. Psammead (pronounced Sammyadd) was an odd-looking creature with eyes on long horns which, like those of a snail, moved in and out like telescopes; ears like that of a bat; its tubby body shaped like a spider’s, covered with thick soft fur; and at the base of its furry arms and legs were hands and feet resembling a monkey’s. The unusual Sand-fairy grants the children one wish a day, each lasting until sunset. Though wishes can come true, they are not always as pleasant as they might seem, which the children soon discover.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Anna Bentinck

Length:

2h 34m


Chapters

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02:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:52


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:06


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:36


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:37


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:11


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:18


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:02