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date: 25 November 2020

Five Children and It (1902) 

The Oxford Companion to Children's Literature

Daniel Hahn

A novel by E. *Nesbit. Robert, Anthea, Jane, Cyril, and their baby brother ‘the Lamb’ are left to stay in the country while their parents are away. They discover the Psammead, a sand-fairy with the power of granting them wishes; but it does so reluctantly, for it is a cantankerous, self-pitying creature, owing some of its characteristics to the cuckoo in ... ...

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