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NESBIT, E.: Five Children and It (Abridged)

Filled with wit and humour, Nesbit’s 1902 fantasy tells the adventure of five siblings sent to spend the summer with their uncle. One day, when the children wander from the strange house by the sea to play in old gravel pits, they uncover ‘It’—a prehistoric Sand-fairy. Psammead (pronounced Sammyadd) was an odd-looking creature with eyes on long horns which, like those of a snail, moved in and out like telescopes; ears like that of a bat; its tubby body shaped like a spider’s, covered with thick soft fur; and at the base of its furry arms and legs were hands and feet resembling a monkey’s. The unusual Sand-fairy grants the children one wish a day, each lasting until sunset. Though wishes can come true, they are not always as pleasant as they might seem, which the children soon discover.



Disc 1

  Five Children and It
1.   Play with flash player Our house was three miles from the station 00:02:56
2.   Play with flash player Before Anthea and Cyril and the others had been a week in the country 00:03:39
3.   Play with flash player The children stood round the hole 00:03:03
4.   Play with flash player The sand - fairy smoothed his long rat - like whiskers 00:03:51
5.   Play with flash player 'Just one more, please' 00:03:32
6.   Play with flash player Baby was just waking when they got to him 00:02:40
7.   Play with flash player It was a horrible afternoon 00:02:40
8.   Play with flash player Anthea woke in the morning 00:03:41
9.   Play with flash player On the road they turned and looked back 00:04:08
10.   Play with flash player And now the children began to see 00:03:10
11.   Play with flash player The children stood huddled together like frightened sheep 00:03:54
12.   Play with flash player The morning after, the children awoke 00:03:31
13.   Play with flash player It was settled that, as soon as they had wished for the money 00:03:32
14.   Play with flash player 'We may as well get along home', said Robert 00:03:09
15.   Play with flash player So they took courage 00:03:36
16.   Play with flash player The shadows got longer and longer 00:04:05
17.   Play with flash player The next day was very hot indeed 00:03:34
18.   Play with flash player Anthea was late for breakdfast 00:03:28
19.   Play with flash player They tried several other farms 00:03:20
20.   Play with flash player Everything was carried up to the top of the tower 00:03:05
21.   Play with flash player There was a pause 00:02:48
22.   Play with flash player So Andrew fetched the lantern and the cook's cousin 00:03:16
23.   Play with flash player The vicar had sunk into a chair 00:03:16


Disc 2

  Five Children and It
1.   Play with flash player Martha was obliged to keep the children indoors the next day for a punishment 00:03:01
2.   Play with flash player The leader was exactly like the pictures 00:03:03
3.   Play with flash player He found the fairy 00:04:49
4.   Play with flash player The great thing, after all, was they they had had dinner 00:03:36
5.   Play with flash player 'We ought to have defended THIS!' 00:03:20
6.   Play with flash player 'Look here' said Cyril 00:03:48
7.   Play with flash player It was not a happy party that flung itself down in the sand 00:03:21
8.   Play with flash player There were some swings 00:03:49
9.   Play with flash player Then began a very strange and wonderful afternoon 00:03:10
10.   Play with flash player 'Look here' said Cyril 00:03:24
11.   Play with flash player Cyril had once pointed out that ordinary life 00:03:10
12.   Play with flash player The Lamb - the original little tiresome beloved Lamb 00:03:03
13.   Play with flash player This was really rather noble of Cyril 00:02:59
14.   Play with flash player When he had mended the bicycle 00:03:12
15.   Play with flash player Probably the day would have been a greater success 00:03:19
16.   Play with flash player There was not very much in the missionary box 00:03:37
17.   Play with flash player It is wonderful how like an Indian you can make yourselves 00:03:03
18.   Play with flash player Golden Eagle and his followers came up with them 00:04:15
19.   Play with flash player At breakfast two things happened 00:03:21
20.   Play with flash player So up she went, took off her bonnet and went to the dressing table 00:03:17
21.   Play with flash player When Martha had gone 00:03:24
22.   Play with flash player 'Before we go further, will you wish something for me' 00:04:01

Total Playing Time: 02:33:56






Author(s):
Nesbit, Edith

Reader(s):
Bentinck, Anna

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Junior Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA230512

Barcode: 9789626343050

Release Date: 02/2004

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