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Five Children and It (Classic Books On CD Collection) [UNABRIDGED]
Five Children and It - Classic Books On CD Collection - UNABRIDGED
Author: E. Nesbit, Flo Gibson (Narrator)
The world of Anthea, Cyril, Robert, Jane and the lamb is transformed by a Psammead, or sand fairy, who grants their wishes with unexpected results. (Five CDs)
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ISBN-13: 9781606464526
ISBN-10: 1606464523
Publication Date: 11/18/2016
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Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, LLC
Book Type: Audio CD
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reviewed Five Children and It (Classic Books On CD Collection) [UNABRIDGED] on + 4 more book reviews
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I purchased this audio book for my two sons (8 & 11) to listen to on our cross-country drive. It is a wonderful story that any age could appreciate. This story is full of adventure and fun and we didn't want it to end. We loved the twists the grumpy Sammyadd put on all the children's wishes and how they got out of the trouble he put them in. I can highly recommend it for ages 6-10.
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Helpful Score: 1
I saw the movie first and wasn't impressed. The book is nothing at all like it - unlike the movie, there is no war, no being sent away to an odd uncle's house, no demented cousin, and no traveling to another world to meet It. In fact, the only thing the book and movie have in common are five children and, well, It. It grants wishes, but the wish goes away at sundown. Of course nothing ever works the way it should and the children always seem to suffer the worst fate possible becuase of it - that is, they usually miss their dinner, and tea, too. For instance, the girls wish that they were all beautiful children, but when they get their wish nobody recognizes them, and they aren't let in the house at mealtime. They can't do anything with their beauty but sit under a bush waiting for sundown so they can be themselves again. I found myself giggling many times during the reading. Excellent for older people as well as kids.

There are two sequels to this book, The Phoenix and the Carpet, and The Story of the Amulet.
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Great writing style. The plot gets a little TV movie-like, and perhaps that is why this isn't a well known classic. In each chapter the children make a wish and end up having a big problem. This book will go over young children's heads because the author references so many different things that little children don't know of yet. I chose not to read this to my supersmarty 6 year old. I will wait a bit. A child of about 10-13 would enjoy this as a read aloud. Good book.
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I saw the movie first and wasn't impressed. The book is nothing at all like it - unlike the movie, there is no war, no being sent away to an odd uncle's house, no demented cousin, and no traveling to another world to meet It. In fact, the only thing the book and movie have in common are five children and, well, It. It grants wishes, but the wish goes away at sundown. Of course nothing ever works the way it should and the children always seem to suffer the worst fate possible becuase of it - that is, they usually miss their dinner, and tea, too. For instance, the girls wish that they were all beautiful children, but when they get their wish nobody recognizes them, and they aren't let in the house at mealtime. They can't do anything with their beauty but sit under a bush waiting for sundown so they can be themselves again. I found myself giggling many times during the reading. Excellent for older people as well as kids.
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I purchased this audio cassette for my two boys to listen to on our cross country road trip. We loved this story about the grumpy sammyead who granted wishes always with an unexpected twist. This story is set in Victorian England and the main characters are children who have been left with their nanny over a weekend. What a weekend they had! They uncover the sammyead who has been sleeping since dinosaurs roamed the earth in a local quarry. He is obligated to grant wishes and often gives advice that the children just don't heed when saying "I wish......". We were sad to hear the story coming to an end. It kept us captivated until the end. No dirty language, no evil vs. good. Just fun and adventure from the turn of the century. I highly recommend this book for ages 6-12 (my boys were 8 & 11 at the time, and literary critics they are - they enjoyed it!).
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