Robert, Cyril, Anthea, Jane and The Lamb (their baby brother) have moved from London to the countryside of Kent. Exploring the gravel pits around their new home, the children inadvertently unearth a Psammead, also known as a sand fairy.
Granted a wish each day, the children embark on a series of adventures, or misadventures brought on by magic's twisted interpretation of their own desires.
Table of Contents:
- Beautiful as the day - [Comments - 13] - (5603 words)
- Golden Guineas - [Comments - 2] - (5311 words)
- Being Wanted - [Comments - 1] - (5953 words)
- Wings - [Comments - 2] - (5392 words)
- No Wings - [Comments - 1] - (2694 words)
- A Castle and No Dinner - [Comments - 3] - (3779 words)
- A Siege and Bed - [Comments - 3] - (3001 words)
- Bigger than the Baker's Boy - [Comments - 2] - (5345 words)
- Grown Up - [Comments - 1] - (3810 words)
- Scalps - [Comments - 2] - (4034 words)
- The Last Wish - [Comments - 2] - (3699 words)
TO JOHN BLAND
My Lamb, you are so very small,
You have not learned to read at all.
Yet never a printed book withstands
The urgence of your dimpled hands.
So, though this book is for yourself,
Let mother keep it on the shelf
Till you can read. O days that Pass,
That day will come too soon, alas!