Five Children and It
ISBN 9781101161616 | 240 pages | 28 Dec 2004 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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The last thing Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane, and their baby brother expect to find while digging in the sand is a Psammead—an ancient Sand-fairy! Having a Sand-fairy for a pet means having one wish granted each day. But the fivesome doesn’t realize all of the trouble that wishes can cause.
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