Five Children and It | BookTrustThe house was three miles from the station, but, before the dusty hired hack had rattled along for five minutes, the children began to put their heads out of the carriage window and say, "Aren't we nearly there? And then there was a white house with a green garden and an orchard beyond, and mother said, "Here we are! The Baby said, "Wanty go walky;" and the hack stopped with a last rattle and jolt. Everyone got its legs kicked or its feet trodden on in the scramble to get out of the carriage that very minute, but no one seemed to mind. Mother, curiously enough, was in no hurry to get out; and even when she had come down slowly and by the step, and with no jump at all, she seemed to wish to see the boxes carried in, and even to pay the driver, instead of joining in that first glorious rush round the garden and orchard and the thorny, thistly, briery, brambly wilderness beyond the broken gate and the dry fountain at the side of the house. But the children were wiser, for once.
Five Children and It _ English story
A beautiful new edition of the classic E. Edith Nesbit 15 August - 4 May was an English author and poet. She wrote or collaborated on over sixty books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television, including The Railway Children and Five children and It and its sequels.
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Five Children and It is a children's novel by English author E. It was originally published in in the Strand Magazine under the general title The Psammead, or the Gifts , with a segment appearing each month from April to December. The stories were then expanded into a novel which was published the same year. The book has never been out of print since its initial publication. Like Nesbit's The Railway Children , the story begins when a group of children move from London to the countryside of Kent. The Psammead persuades the children to take one wish each day to be shared among them, with the caveat that the wishes will turn to stone at sunset.
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Dec 28, ISBN 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. With more than 1, titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. What would you do if you could wish for anything in the world? At first, their newfound power seems exciting and full of promise, but soon the children realize that getting what you wish for can land you in a whole heap of trouble!
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