Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit tells the story of siblings who accidentally dig up a sand-fairy. The Psammead agrees to give them one wish a day (though some days they get more). The children quickly discover that wording a wish correctly is harder than they thought. Some days are fun, but they always have unexpected consequences. The story was cute. The idea was darling. The children, however, were quite irritating and some chapters really dragged on as if the author wasn’t sure what to write for that wish and so kind of kept going in circles. Definitely not my favorite book!
3 (out of 5) Stars
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