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[Reading] ➿ Five Children and It (Five Children, #1) By E. Nesbit – Reptileclassifieds.us

Five Children and It (Five Children, #1) The Five Children Find A Cantankerous Sand Fairy, A Psammead, In A Gravel Pit Every Day It Will Grant Each Of Them A Wish That Lasts Until Sunset, Often With Disastrous Consequences.Never Out Of Print Since 1902 The Introduction To This Edition Examines Nesbit S Life And Her Reading, Showing The Change In Childrens Literature From Victorian Times.

[Reading] ➿ Five Children and It (Five Children, #1)  By E. Nesbit – Reptileclassifieds.us
  • Paperback
  • 237 pages
  • Five Children and It (Five Children, #1)
  • E. Nesbit
  • English
  • 03 June 2017
  • 0140367357

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➿ Five Children and It (Five Children, #1) By E. Nesbit – Reptileclassifieds.us


  1. says:

    I read Five Children and It with the Women s Classic Literature Enthusiasts group and enjoyed it immensely If you like Mrs Piggle Wiggle and its series mates by Betty MacDonald, you will like Five Children and It The ideal child reader of this book is between second and fifth grade, with a fondness for historical fiction or British classics For comparison, this is substantially easier reading then C.S Lewis fiction The ideal adult reader is anyone who enjoys classic children s novels a I read Five Children and It with the Women s Classic Literature Enthusiasts group and enjoyed it immensely If you like Mrs Piggle Wiggle and its series mates by Betty MacDonald, you will like Five Children and It The ideal child reader of this book is between second and fifth grade, with a fondness for historical fiction or British classics For comparison, this is substantially easier reading then C.S Lewis fiction The ideal adult reader is anyone who enjoys classic children s...


  2. says:

    Although only written a couple of years earlier this was quite a different world to The Railway Children It is a very simple kind of children s story The parents are got rid of not by sending the children away to school, nor by having them eaten by an escaped hippo from the zoo, but by the rather quaint expedient of having them go away on business.Living in the Kent countryside between a chalk quarry and a gravel pit view spoiler or Rochester and Maidstone as they are otherwise known hid Although only written a couple of years earlier this was quite a different world to The Railway Children It is a very simple kind of children s story The parents are got rid of not by sending the children away to school, nor by having them eaten by an escaped hippo from the zoo, but by the rather quaint expedient of having them go away on business.Living in the Kent countryside between a chalk quarry and a gravel pit view spoiler or Rochester and Maidstone as they are otherwise known hide spoiler the gaggle of five children dig up a magical creature the It of the title which grants them one wish per day that lasts until sunset Each chapter then recounts the adventures that each day s one wish causes them All the wishes and the adventures that fol...


  3. says:

    Somehow I missed reading Five Children and It when I was a child myself, so when I saw a copy at a yard sale I had to buy it It only cost 10p, and the little girl who sold it to me looked rather like an E Nesbit heroine, very serious, with huge dark eyes The plot is a variant on be careful what you wish for , one of her favourite themes Some of the episodes are excellent, and it s full of delightful asides But the construction is rather loose, and the ending is weak I think she was dissat Somehow I missed reading Five Children and It when I was a child myself, so when I saw a copy at a yard sale I had to buy it It only cost 10p, and the little girl who sold it to me looked rather like an E Nesbit heroine...


  4. says:

    Nesbit is the great grandma of pretty nearly all the children s fantasy books we love, the first author to write really wittily for kids and without condescending to them, and the originator of the basic structure that carries on through C.S Lewis and Edward Eager and even in a way Jo Rowling four children, usually siblings or cousins but sometimes friends, stumble on a magical something that leads them into a series of fantastic adventures and important discoveries gently conveyed about the Nesbit is the great grandma of pretty nearly all the children s fantasy books we love, the first author to write really wittily for kids and without condescending to them, and the originator of the basic structure that carries on through C....


  5. says:

    This is a perfectly delightful story of the misadventures of five siblings who are granted a daily wish by a prehistoric creature who lives in the sandpit near their home One of the eleven chapters would, by modern standards, be deemed racist However, this fault might be overlooked when the reader considers the date of publication and could be used as a teachable moment if reading with a child All in all, this entertaining tale elicited many chuckles and the occasional loud guffaw The most f This is a perfectly delightful story of the misadventures of five siblings who are granted a daily wish by a prehistoric creature who lives in the sandpit near their home One of the eleven chapters would, by modern standards, be deemed racist However, this fault might be overlooked when the reader considers the date of publication and could be ...


  6. says:

    I loved this book as a child, and read it over and over The idea of having a wish every day is so appealing, but then seeing how it goes hilariously wrong day after day is great, too I read this aloud to my kids July 2015 , and though my 10yo liked it, my 6yo was less engaged I found myself having to stop and explain things here and there, because it s both old fashioned and British I think it s easier to read to yourself, you can SEE how the name Anthea becomes Panther becomes Panty in bab I loved this book as a child, and read it over and over The idea of having a wish every day is so appealing, but then seeing how it goes hilariously wrong day after day is grea...


  7. says:

    Five children practically left on this own in a English countryside This book was published in 1902, almost 50 years before C S Lewis wrote his The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.However, the similarity ends there The story of Five Children and It does not bring you to a magical world at the back of a wardrobe Rather, what the five children, Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb find is a Psammead or a sand fairy has gotten buried in the sand since the Stone Age T Five children practically left on this own in a English countryside This book was published in 1902, almost 50 years before C S Lewis wrote his The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.However, the similarity ends there The story of Five Children and It does not bring you to a magical world at the back of a wardrobe Rather, what the five children, Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb find is a Psammead or a sand fairy has gotten buried in the sand since the Stone Age The five children are digg...


  8. says:

    Though children literature, extremely entertaining much unlike other children books Hobbit or Martin s Ice Dragon, for example I was not able to read or at least to finish them as an adult Highly recommended Though children literature, extremely entertaining much unlike other children books...


  9. says:

    This novel was written in 1902 The author Edith Nesbit tells the story of five children obviously who come across a psammead, a sand fairy, while playing in a deserted gravel pit This is one of the earliest examples of children left on their own who then have great adventures Tha family goes to a house in the country on holiday when their father is called back to work and their mother leaves them to take care of her own sick mother The children are basically on their own, minimally supervi This novel was written in 1902 The author Edith Nesbit tells the story of five children obviously who come a...


  10. says:

    This mini review is part of a blogpost talking about three children s classics.I chose Five Children and It as my last classic of the year because it was my book club s January pick because most of us also wanted to read Kate Saunders Five Children on the Western Front Like Little Women although I think it sintentional in Five Children and It , each chapter is like a short story about the group of siblings who each make a wi...

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