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Five Children and It

The book Five Children and It was made into the movie Five Children and It.

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Book details for Five Children and It

Five Children and It was written by E. Nesbit. The book was published in 1902 by Penguin Classics. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

 

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While exploring the environs of their summer home, five brothers and sisters find a Psammead, or Sand-fairy, in a nearby gravel pit: “Its eyes were on long horns like a snail's eyes, and it could move them in and out like telescopes; it had ears like... Read More
While exploring the environs of their summer home, five brothers and sisters find a Psammead, or Sand-fairy, in a nearby gravel pit: “Its eyes were on long horns like a snail's eyes, and it could move them in and out like telescopes; it had ears like a bat's ears, and its tubby body was shaped like a spider's and covered with thick soft fur; its legs and arms were furry too, and it had hands and feet like a monkey's.” The Psammead is magical and, every day, the ancient and irritable creature grants each of them a wish that lasts until sunset. Soon, though, they find their wishes never seem to turn out right and often have unexpected—and humorous—consequences. But when an accidental wish goes terribly wrong, the children learn that magic, like life, can be as complicated as it is exciting.

Movie details for Five Children and It

The movie was released in 2004 and directed by Marilyn Fox (II) and Richard Callanan. Five Children and It was produced by Homevision. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Simon Godwin, Nicole Mowat, Charles Richards (II), Tamzen Audas, Alexander Wilson (III), David Garlick, Mary Conlon, Anthony Taylor (VI), Lewis Wilson (II), Paul Shearer, Jonathan Donne, Laura Brattan, Ron Welling, Francis Wright, Penny Morrell, Michelle Evans, Toby Ufindell-Phillips, Carol MacReady, Joanna Barrett and Vicci Avery.

 

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Based on E. Nesbit's turn-of-the-century children's classic, this BBC miniseries features delightful special effects, charming performances, and incredible predicaments that teach an invaluable lesson: Be careful what you wish for!
Based on E. Nesbit's turn-of-the-century children's classic, this BBC miniseries features delightful special effects, charming performances, and incredible predicaments that teach an invaluable lesson: Be careful what you wish for!