An enchanting classic by ‘Railway Children’ author, Edith Nesbit. This magical edition for 2004 features a beautiful newly illustrated cover plus 8 pages of stunning full colour pictures from the new film based on the original story.
Cyril, known as Squirrel, Anthea, known as Panther, Robert, Jane and their baby brother Hilary, known always as the Lamb are the Five Children.
This, the author’s original, classic work is the tale of five siblings who are sent to stay with their uncle in a strange house by the sea. There they meet Uncle, housekeeper Martha and cousin Horace. While exploring, they dig up an ill-tempered, mischievous 8,000 year-old Psammead, or sand fairy, who reluctantly grants them one wish a day. But the consequences are never quite what the children intended!