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Five Children and It

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Author: E. Nesbit
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,746 / 160 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 96.1
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Psammead
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 6,293
Added to site: 2005.12.16
mnybks.net#: 12259
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
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p>"Let's look," said Cyril, jumping into the hole. "I'm not afraid of snakes. I like them. If it is a snake I'll tame it, and it will follow me everywhere, and I'll let it sleep round my neck at night."

"No, you won't," said Robert firmly. He shared Cyril's bedroom. "But you may if it's a rat."

[Illustration: Anthea suddenly screamed, "It's alive!"]

"Oh, don't be silly!" said Anthea; "it's not a rat, it's much bigger. And it's not a snake. It's got feet; I saw them; and fur! No--not the spade. You'll hurt it! Dig with your hands."

"And let it hurt me instead! That's so likely, isn't it?" said Cyril, seizing a spade.

"Oh, don't!" said Anthea. "Squirrel, don't. I--it sounds silly, but it said something. It really and truly did"--

"What?"

"It said, 'You let me alone.'"

But Cyril merely observed that his sister must have gone off her head, and he and Robert dug with spades while Anthea sat on the edge of the hole, jumping

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 3 reviews: *****
2011.08.09
R. Black
*****

This is a wonderful book, appropriate for all ages. I would recommend it and the two sequels written.

2011.07.25
Brandi
*****

This is a great book for kids, especially to read aloud. I'm glad I read it, but I wish I'd found it sooner.

2007.09.10
Simon Flet
*****

The Five Children and It is a fantastic children's fantasy by one of the founders of the genre. It is an exquisite tale about a family of children who discover a very mysterious creature named 'it'. Written a century ago it is remarkably easy to read, and makes a great introduction to this marvelous author's work, for the family or of anyone who might be interested in the origins of children's fantasy.


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