Five Children and It
by E. Nesbit
Looking Glass Library
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: January, 2010
List Price: $12.99
Review: Five Children and It by E. Nesbit is a great book for any adventurer! Cyril is on of the five brothers and sisters, and he is also known as “squirrel” He sticks along for all the adventures that have gone on, and is always looking for a way to discover something new. Anther is also one of the five children, and she is known as the panther because her instincts act quickly, and she is always observing the world around her. She can run like the speed of light, and over-come many obstacles thrown at her. Robert is known as “Bob’s”. He is an adventurous boy, but isn’t always up for every challenge. Then you have Jane who is known as….. “Pussy” she is always scared to try new things. She has fears of just about everything, and never really cares to try to get over those fears. Finally, there is Hilary, the youngest out of the five children. She is known as “Lamb”. Hilary is too young to go on the adventures, but loves to hear about them afterwards! Then, you have “It”. “It” is a Psmeadd, curious to know what a Psmeadd is? Well get the book and you will find out soon.
Days have been beautiful, wishes have been coming true, but the dark side has revealed. For days now many people have been trying to steal Hilary. A secret not known is that Hilary will one day grow wings! Once that gets out to the public people are doing anything to get there hands on her. Robert suddenly has this crazy wish in his head. He wishes his house would turn into a castle with shining nights in armor. Does it happen? Who knows…? The book shall tell you. That same day, Robert has yet another wish, to be bigger than the baker’s boy. He turns out to be…. Well I’ll let you find out. People are still trying to kidnap Lamb for the fortune, and fame of having a child with wings, so on one of the many adventures all of the children have been on, the children decide to make a wish to “It” that Lamb shale grow up right then and there into a grown up. Lamb doesn’t turn out to be the brightest person, and the wish had been taking a long time to end, and the children are starting to wonder if the wish is going to end up not going back to normal. One day the children received an offer where they can receive money and jewels as long as the don’t-.. Well toy are probably thinking DON’T WHAT? DON’T WHAT? Well that’s for me to know and you to find out! Is the ending of this story brighter than the days passed, or has the struggle just begun?
I recommend this book to any age group who is in need of some adventure! When I read this book I couldn’t put it down, it was just about glued to my hands and eyes. This book really gives you a little bit of everything, happiness, fear, curiosity, etc. You feel like you’re in a completely different world while you are reading this book. You will shut the book feeling like you have dirt on your new shoes, and your heart will be pumping with suspense! You can relate a lot about yourself to just about all of the characters making it easy to understand how they are feeling. By the time this book has come to an end you’ll be begging for more. So what are you waiting for? Go read it!
Review written by Briana (6th grade student).
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