Five Children and It


Edith Nesbit
Retold by Diane Mowat

CEFR A2 — B1
Word count 5,945

When the children dug a hole in the gravel-pit, they were very surprised at what they found. ‘It’ was a Psammead, a sand-fairy, thousands of years old.

It was a strange little thing – fat and furry, and with eyes on long stalks. It was often very cross and unfriendly, but it could give wishes – one wish a day. ‘How wonderful!’ the children said.

But wishes are difficult things. They can get you into trouble…

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