The Psammead Trilogy
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    The Psammead Trilogy: Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet | E. Nesbit, Edith Nesbit

    The Psammead Trilogy: Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Edith Nesbit was to children in the early 20th century what J.K. Rowling is to today's young generation. Magic, mythical creatures, time travel, charms, words of power... Nesbit's stories have it all. This recording is the complete collection of Edith Nesbit's Psammead series, comprising three captivating stories:Five Children and It.The story begins when a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - move from London to the countryside of Kent.

    Quaint

    The stories definitly feel over a century old, and that's part of the fun of reading it now.

    I chose this because The Phoenix and the Carpet..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 06 2015 by jaspersu ()
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    Five Children and It | E. Nesbit

    Five Children and It

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    Curious to see if people on the other side of the globe walk upside down, Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother start digging a hole to Australia. They don’t get too far, however, before they dig up a furry brown creature with bat’s ears. It is a Psammead, an ancient sand-fairy. The Sammyadd, as the children call it, grumpily tells them that he is obliged to grant their wishes, because making people’s wishes come true is what Sandfairies do. However, there is one catch: The wishes come undone at sunset.

    Charming children’s fantasy

    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature

    Five Children and It combines eleven stories that Edith Nesbit wrote about five siblings who discover..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2013 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
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    Five Children and It | E. Nesbit

    Five Children and It

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Virginia Leishman
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    On a summer holiday in the countryside of England, five children suddenly find themselves without the supervision of their parents. Left alone with the housekeeper, the children anticipate a dull vacation. However, they soon find more adventure than they can handle. The first day after their parents leave, the children head for a gravel pit to pretend that they are at the beach. While digging in the sand they find a Psammead, or a sand fairy.

    great story for everyone!

    they just don't write stories like this any more. Kids love it! ! magical yet so real....feels like you are being told a story not read one.

    Reviewed on April 27 2016 by Mom (Italia)
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    Five Children and It | E. Nesbit

    Five Children and It

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    The world of Anthea, Cyril, Robert, Jane, and "the Lamb" is transformed when they come upon a Psammead (or Sand Fairy) who grants them one wish a day - with unexpected results!

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    Five Children and It | Edith Nesbit

    Five Children and It

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    First written in 1902, this is one of Edith Nesbit's best loved children's stories. It all begins when a group of five children – Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - move from London to the countryside of Kent. While playing in a gravel pit, they discover a rather grumpy, ugly and occasionally malevolent sand-fairy known as the Psammead who is compelled to grant one wish of theirs per day. The effects of each wish last until sundown. All the wishes granted to the children go hilariously wrong.

    Charming

    It was a funny story, I laughed out loud. It was hard to follow at times, but overall a good listen.

    Reviewed on January 10 2012 by Hilary (Ely, NV, United States)
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    Five Children and It | E. Nesbit

    Five Children and It

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 5 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Lynda Bellingham
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    Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril and the Lamb are on holiday at the White House, a beautiful place on the edge of a hill with a chalk quarry one side and a gravel-pit on the other. Before they have even been there a week, they make an amazing discovery. Digging in the gravel-pit, they find a fairy! The Psammead is brown, furry, fat and shaped like a spider- as well as being very old, and very grumpy. But most importantly, the creature can grant wishes, and the children are soon having the most wonderful adventures...

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    The Phoenix and the Carpet | Edith Nesbit

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    First written in 1904, this is one of Edith Nesbit's best-loved children's stories. It it the second story about a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - who live in London. One day their mother buys a new carpet for the nursery which mysteriously contains a stone egg. When the egg falls into the fire by accident, nobody can possibly imagine what adventures will be unleashed.

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    The Phoenix and the Carpet | E. Nesbit

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    In this follow-up to Nesbit’s classic Five Children and It, Cyril, Robert, Anthea, Jane, and the Lamb have more magical adventures in store when a mysterious egg hatches in the nursery fireplace. Out comes a flame-colored bird, the Phoenix, who, though a bit conceited, proves very helpful indeed. The bird kindly explains that the second-hand Persian carpet recently acquired for the nursery is actually a flying one. On it, they may travel to any place and time that they wish. But once again, the children find that magic does not always go as planned.

    Nesbit was an innovative children's author

    Originally posted at Fantasy Literature

    The Phoenix and the Carpet is Edith Nesbit’s sequel to Five Children and It, a collection of charming..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 03 2013 by Katherine (St. Johns, FL, United States)
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    The Story of the Amulet | E. Nesbit

    The Story of the Amulet

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By E. Nesbit
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
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    This text centers around the purchase of an ancient amulet that can grant a family's heart's desire - the return of their parents - but which first sets them on a journey through time to ancient Babylon, Egypt, and Atlantis. Anna Bentinck's engaging reading captures the excitement and tension of the text.

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