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  • Five Children and It

  • By: E. Nesbit
  • Narrated by: Lynda Bellingham
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (157 ratings)

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Five Children and It

By: E. Nesbit
Narrated by: Lynda Bellingham
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Summary

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...

An abridged reading by Lynda Bellingham of E. Nesbit's classic tale.

©2012 E. Nesbit (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Brilliant!

Absolutely loved it and really enjoyed it. Absolutely Brilliant. Absolutely fantastic. Very good. I hope the next one is just as good as this one.

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Good

It was good but yes it was all so unfair to native Americans but apart apart from that quite good

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Beautiful Story & beautifully read

I love this story! And to have it read to you by Lynda is just lovely.


Brings me right back to my childhood.

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Very nice

A great children's story. Short and imaginative. And I need 15 words to say thus.

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Wonderful!

What a delight this story is for young and old alike. No political points to be made as seem to proliferate in modern children's stories, just a lovely, good old fashioned story that any child would enjoy. Beautifully read by the equally lovely Linda Bellingham.

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Love it

Great storytelling narrator sounds like she has had too much to drink and smoke and shouting

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Good but scary

I loved it although it was quite scary at first because I didn’t now what the samiad was. Freddie age 6

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Quite good

The performance was a bit croaky
and I didn't really understand some of the words , that's why I rated it like that. Darragh, age 9.

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My daughter loved this

The only boy that hasn’t time traveled well is the ‘Red Indians’ wish - the native Americans are depicted as fighting savages before disappearing. Otherwise, this is perfect.

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Exciting adventures well read

I loved the voice of the narrator, the story is so special and my 7 year old enjoyed it very much.

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