Five Children and It (Dramatic Reading)

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(4.8 stars; 34 reviews)

Finding a Psammead (sand-fairy) to grant any wish your heart desires seems like the beginning of endless delights, but as Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane soon discover, being beautiful, wealthy and popular can have surprising pitfalls! When it comes to wishing they had wings, lived in a besieged castle or to fight Red Indians in the English countryside, the results of their wishes lead to hilarious narrow escapes and (usually) being sent to bed.

"Five Children and It" is the first of the three "Psammead" books by Edith Nesbit, introducing the irascible sand fairy who uses the children's wishes to teach them lessons about life. This dramatised reading brings the four children and their friend vividly to life!

Cast List:

Narrator: Beth Thomas
Anthea: Kristin Gjerløw
Jane: Rachel
Cyril: Charlotte Duckett
Mother: Laurie Anne Walden
Robert: Lydia
The Lamb: Zames Curran
Psammead: Rob Board
Martha: Sonia
Other roles read by: Maggie Travers, K. Adrian Stroat, Matthew Travers, Mike Justice, Peter Yearsley, K. Adrian Stroat, Peter Eastman, Andrew Travers, Jennifer Fournier, Jessie Yun, Elizabeth Travers, Joseph Tabler, Mark Chulsky, Twinkle, Dillon McFarlane and ToddHW

Edited by Kristin Gjerløw (4 hr 59 min)


Dedication and Dramatis Personae 3:23 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Beautiful as the Day 35:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Golden Guineas 31:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Being Wanted 35:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Wings 32:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
No Wings 16:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Castle and No Dinner 22:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Siege and Bed 18:30 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Bigger than the Baker's Boy 31:49 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Grown Up 23:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Scalps 24:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Last Wish 23:54 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


LOVE IT!!!!!

(5 stars)

the baby's voice is kinda wierd but other than that it is totally AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :);)

for every age!

(5 stars)

I read it like 5000 times the the children do get in to trouble allot but think the sameyad is kinda sweet the baby's voice is kinda weird but if I could get something until sun down I would want to be popular the people well give me money and that would last after sun down because I didint wish for money the people give it to me so that's what I would with for and the story was grate!


(5 stars)

A really good story for any age! I smiled and even laughed out loud!! Readers do extremely well with expression etc!

(5 stars)

geweldig om naar te luisteren, vooral met al die verschillende stemmen. ook de voorleesstem is prettig in het gehoor

wonderful reading of a beloved book, i came to love the characters!

(3.5 stars)