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Friday, May 11, 2012

Five Children and It

Five Children and It
by Edith Nesbit
Point: Your most earnest wish may become a nightmare! Be careful what you wish for.
Path: The five children, Richard, Cyril, Jane, Anthea, and the baby whom they called “Lamb” are swept into various adventures through their misplaced wishes. After finding a sand ferry, or a Sammyadd, they are able to ask it a wish each day. Their attempt to be beautiful, get rich, be bigger, be different, have a more exciting life, or live in a book all backfire.
Agreement: I enjoy Edith Nesbit’s imagination and ability to make an adventure appear in the washbasin or coat closet.
Favorite Quote: “Grown-up people find it very difficult to believe really wonderful things, unless they have what they call proof.”
Stars: 5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.

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