If you love a good story, then look no further. Oxford Children's Classics bring together the most unforgettable stories ever told. They're books to treasure and return to again and again. When five children go exploring in the gravel pit they never expect to find 'It' ...a Psammead who can grant them one wish per day. But this grumpy old Sand-fairy has to be in the right mood to grant wishes, and as the children discover having your wishes come true may sound like fun, but can actually turn into a whole heap of trouble ...This charming tale is the latest addition to the Oxford Children's Classics series from the author of The Railway Children.
E.Nesbit was born in London in 1858. Her father died when she was four years old and she spent much of her childhood travelling around England, France, Germany, and Spain with her mother and sister Mary in an endeavour to cure Mary of tuberculosis. E. Nesbit married Hubert Bland in 1880 and they went on to become two of the founding members of the Fabian Society. She wrote many stories and poems for both children and adults, including the much-loved Five Children and It , The Story of the Treasure Seekers, and The Railway Children. E. Nesbit died in 1924 and is buried in Kent.