Обложка книги Five Children and It

Five Children and It

ISBN: 0143039156;
Издательство: Penguin Classics
Страниц: 240

Book Description While exploring the environs of their summer home, five brothers and sisters find a Psammead, or Sand-fairy, in a nearby gravel pit: "Its eyes were on long horns like a snail?s eyes, and it could move them in and out like telescopes; it had ears like a bat?s ears, and its tubby body was shaped like a spider?s and covered with thick soft fur; its legs and arms were furry too, and it had hands and feet like a monkey?s." The Psammead is magical and, every day, the ancient and irritable creature grants each of them a wish that lasts until sunset. Soon, though, they find their wishes never seem to turn out right and often have unexpected?and humorous?consequences. But when an accidental wish goes terribly wrong, the children learn that magic, like life, can be as complicated as it is exciting.

Похожие книги:

"The beginning of this tale of bygone days in Odessa da…
Its eyes were on long horns like a snail`s eyes... it h…
Help your students read their way to better English wit…

Edith Nesbit
When the children dug a hole in the gravel-pit, they we…
Five children go on holiday and discover a sand fairy n…

Edith Nesbit
The five children find a cantankerous sand fairy or 'ps…
If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford …
The five children are Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and t…
Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland) (1858-1924) was…

Edith Nesbit
"Five Children and It" magically illustrates the wisdom…

Edith Nesbit
Like Nesbit's Railway Children, the story begins when a…
An incredible, heart-wrenching sequel to E. Nesbit's Fi…