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The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It

The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It By E. Nesbit H.R. Millar Sanford Schwartz The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It The Enchanted Castle begins when three children stumble upon a mysterious house and discover an invisible princess and a magic ring At first it all appears to be a great adventure When the childr

  • Title: The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It
  • Author: E. Nesbit H.R. Millar Sanford Schwartz
  • ISBN: 9781593082741
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Enchanted Castle and Five Children and It By E. Nesbit H.R. Millar Sanford Schwartz The Enchanted Castle 1907 begins when three children stumble upon a mysterious house and discover an invisible princess and a magic ring At first it all appears to be a great adventure When the children need an audience for a play they have mounted, they make their own out of old clothes, pillows, and umbrellas Then things go inexplicably wrong To the young dramatistThe Enchanted Castle 1907 begins when three children stumble upon a mysterious house and discover an invisible princess and a magic ring At first it all appears to be a great adventure When the children need an audience for a play they have mounted, they make their own out of old clothes, pillows, and umbrellas Then things go inexplicably wrong To the young dramatists horror, as the curtain falls, there is a ghastly applause The creatures have come alive and they prove to be most disagreeable In Five Children and It 1902 , a group of children are digging in a sandpit one day when they discover a small, bad tempered sand fairy known as the Psammead, who is allowed to grant one wish per day The children wish for many things to be beautiful, to be rich, to grow wings but none of the wishes turn out right Luckily, the magic wears off at sunset, but will that be soon enough
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    1. Jessica on said:

      I enjoyed reading this fantasy novel written between 1905 1907 As a child, I didn t read many novels about magic and fantasy, of course excluding Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast This genre was new to me The first story, Five Children and It, was entertaining and imaginative Believing that there was something that could make your wishes or dreams come true was appealling, until you came to realize that you must be careful what you wish for The Enchanted Castle was so wonderful I enjoyed this [...]

    2. Sara on said:

      The Enchanted Castle is charming in the typical way of Victorian British children s literature upper middle class white English children encountering strange and fantastical occurrences, being generally likable, but slightly insipid a pretty harmless book overall and if you like children s literature or the history of children s literature, it s worth a read I found Five Children and It immensely unlikable The children are richer, brattier When given the chance to have their wishes granted, the [...]

    3. Rita on said:

      Read through the Five Children fairly quickly I thought it was interesting enough For a child reading the story there are great morals to it Be careful what you wish for, be happy with what you have and you never appreciate what you have until it s gone Very imaginative wishes.However I only got through 2 chapters of The Enchanted Castle Same ideas reciting the names shall be called this but not that and wishes again and magic I don t like forcing myself to read I found time is too precious and [...]

    4. Renee on said:

      2.5 stars A very imaginative story, but too long and overly descriptive I enjoyed the basic plot.

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    6. Gloria on said:

      This particular version has two stories by Edith Nesbit If just being introduced to her works, I suggest getting the books themselves.This version begins with an author s biography, a timeline which tells of the author s life and works, and then an introduction which includes part of the author s life as well as an overview of the two stories Since I had never read them before, it was semi irritating to have a preview before the stories.The first story isFive Children and It The family with four [...]

    7. Jeni Enjaian on said:

      I rather enjoyed this book, although at first I wondered how a children s book could be so long Turns out that it s actually two stories These stories are quite readable and engaging.These two stories are different yet at the same time by the time one reaches the end of the second story, the ring becomes very much like the Samayyad The four siblings of the first story also become very much like the three siblings and one friend of the second story Perhaps I should state that the other way round [...]

    8. Adriana on said:

      The modern children s story exists thanks to Nesbit, so reading at least one of her books is a must However, I think I waited a bit too long to do it Everything she s lauded for creating is there the magic, the extraordinary, the adventure for slightly upper class English children , but I kept getting the feeling that I ve read it all before and a little bit better Neither Enchanted castle nor Five Children aged particularly well when compared to the literature that was inspired by them I couldn [...]

    9. Starry on said:

      I love Edith Nesbit s books I love her light, humorous style which seems very modern, considering she wrote 100 yrs ago and her believable characters who always sound like such fun companions and her magical adventure stories So it s a pleasure to share these favorite books with my kids, even if I need to explain lots of antiquated words as we go Of these two stories, I like The Enchanted Castle better the scenes of statues coming to life in the moonlit garden have always stuck in my mind My kid [...]

    10. Jesse Garner on said:

      Nesbit was an author I thought I would enjoy than I did It seems like she influenced so many other British authors through her works but I didn t see the staying power in these stories They were charming, though the children did get rather annoying in their reactions The Enchanted Castle is the better of the two stories, weaving the ordinary of life in with the extraordinary The fake people are actually quite scary.

    11. Annm on said:

      This book is really two full books in one, both intended for children While one source described these both as classics, I can see why the first one really isn t read any It is awfully preachy about what children should not do The second one started off in much the same way, and even has a similar theme of wishes gone wrong, but is a much better read The second one is The Enchanted Castle.

    12. Gayle on said:

      This is definitely classic literature It s two books, each about 200 pgs There s a magic sand fairy, magic ring, lots of kids, and fun adventures The author writes as though she is seated with children all around her and she is making it up as she goes along, specifically making remarks to the reader s listeners Nesbit is a Brit, and luckily has footnotes explaining obscure words phrases Fun books for about 8 11 years of age.

    13. Just Me on said:

      I saw this on the Classics shelf and to my recollection have never read anything by Ms Nesbit So, I gave it a try The verdict Charming and sweet It s definitely aimed at children, but it s enjoyable if you want a really light read between books or to wind down I probably would have loved these stories as a child.

    14. Lisa on said:

      So far, I have almost finished Five Children and It It is a wonderful book and very funny I chuckled a lot during the reading and had to share parts of the story with my husband throughout because his curiosity got the better of him I found it to be a very worthwhile read I will come and comment as I finish it.

    15. Lorna on said:

      read these first before reading to my children Actually i really liked then especially the Enchanted Castle as it is quite original in the story Both books are much the same with the children and settings etc if you like that time period of the 30 40s and they way the children speak etc you will like thesem if you won t then the books will bug you no end

    16. Andrew Farley on said:

      Children making mischief What could be better Edith Nesbit artfully crafts two children s tales that stand up to the test of time Both of these stories activated my imagination in ways I hadn t used since I was a child They took me back to days when the entire world could be recreated in my mind, magic was real, and possibilities were endless.

    17. Erika Nelson on said:

      The Enchanted Castle is an excellent example of its genera, and just the sort of story I loved when I was young Nesbit understands children very well, and her story of magic that is real, dangerous, and full of adventures is simply a delight to read This edition contains useful footnotes that translate some of the outdated language and cultural references.

    18. Megan on said:

      currently re reading great kids stories you haven t heard 7 billion times the characters in them are pretty neat too they get mad at each other over stupid stuff when it s hot out, try to be good when it s hard and all nice to turn off your brain to.

    19. Sol on said:

      Le El Castillo encantado hace mucho tiempo, tendr a que releerlo, parece tener m s mensaje de lo que parece.

    20. Jared Robertson on said:

      Third reading with third batch of kids.I have read this to all my children, and just finished with the youngest two It is a family favorite

    21. Dylan on said:

      The two stories were oddly similar, 4 children and a mess of wishes The wishes themselves were even almost the same However each story was delightful and the writing very pleasing to the eye.

    22. Heather Kernan on said:

      A fun fanciful adventure with a fun group of children with endearing personalities Good to share with my son.

    23. Jaimie on said:

      Fun children s books, written by a witty author Though it was written so long ago, it translates wonderfully to modern day.

    24. Francis on said:

      A wonderful book for kids a good book for adults who remember what it was like.

    25. Pinapetunia on said:

      I read Five Children and It and I m reading The Enchanted Castle I LOVE EDITH NESBIT

    26. Christina on said:

      I loved this book So far I have only just read the first book in the combo, Five Children and It, and I thought it was so delightful

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