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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
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    While exploring the beach, four adventurous children make the acquaintance of a very odd creature: a sand fairy. When they have adapted to the brusque and forthright demeanor of the fairy, they discover that he has unusual powers, which he can be persuaded to demonstrate. As a result, the children enjoy many bizarre adventures, some of which are dangerous, but all of which are entertaining. Five Children and It is the first volume of a trilogy.

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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.

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    The Phoenix and the Carpet | Edith Nesbit

    The Phoenix and the Carpet

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Cate Barratt, Charlotte Duckett, Libby Stephenson, and others
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    In The Phoenix and the Carpet, five adventurous children are given a carpet that, unknown by their parents, contains a magic egg that hatches into a phoenix. A series of escapades ensues, some amusing, others dangerous and but all of which are entertaining.

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    The Story Of The Amulet | Edith Nesbit

    The Story Of The Amulet

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    The magic Psammead is back! This time the four children, Cyril, Robert, Anthea and Jane are stuck in London for the Summer, when they come across the Psammead (or wish-giving sand-fairy), imprisoned in a pet shop. They manage to free him, and he tells them where they can get hold of a magic amulet which will bring them their hearts' desire. Unfortunately when the amulet is secured, it is incomplete. They and the Psammead must travel back into ancient history to see the part of the amulet which was lost.

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