• Five Children and It

  • By: E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-08-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (29 ratings)

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Editorial Reviews

In this British story, five siblings discover a sand fairy while playing in an old gravel pit. Not only is the creature unusual looking (its eyes are on long horns like a snail's, and it has bat's ears and a tubby, spider-like body), but the fairy can grant the children one wish each day that will last until sunset. Narrator Anna Bentinck draws out all the imaginative fun in Nesbit's premise, and her smooth, professional voice easily distinguishes among the children's characters. From the toddler to the elder boy and girl, all are equally pleasing and apt. The story is straightforward and unadorned with sound effects, but pleasant musical interludes mark the chapter breaks.
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Publisher's Summary

Filled with wit and humor, 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.
©2004 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)2004 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mary on 11-06-08

Very funny!

My 10 year old son loved this book. It is very funny and he enjoyed all of the problems the children had with getting their wishes granted. It is an old fashion book, but still great fun.

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