Five Children and It
A beautiful Folio edition of Edith Nesbit’s classic children’s novel, Five Children and It, featuring the original, evocative 1902 illustrations by H. R. Millar
‘The cheerful, child-centred anarchy of Five Children and It is still my inspiration and delight.’
- Kate Saunders, Independent
In a sunny corner of southern England, set deep in the countryside, stands the White House. The moment the five children – Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and baby brother, the Lamb – set eyes on their new home they know it’s ‘a sort of Fairy Palace’. Only a few days pass before they do, indeed, find a fairy living nearby. ‘But not at all like any fairy you ever saw or heard of or read about.’
‘My all-time favourite classic children’s author’
- Jacqueline Wilson
Edith Nesbit’s 1902 novel Five Children and It is still one of the best-loved fairy stories in the English language. A magical tale convincingly set in the real world, it is credited with beginning a literary tradition that has influenced writers from C. S. Lewis to J. K Rowling. Unsurprisingly, it has never been out of print and over the years it has inspired countless film makers with its graphic visual blend of the everyday and the astonishing.
Do you mean to tell me seriously you don’t know a Psammead when you see one?
Three-quarter bound in buckram with printed textured paper front board
Set in Imprint
51 black-and-white integrated illustrations
8˝ x 5¼˝