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October Book Reviews

  Source Five Children and It by E. Nesbit (audiobook)  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ After reading (and adoring!) Edith Nesbit's The Railway Children last year, I knew I would need to read more books by this classic author. She was a prolific author, writing and collaborating on sixty children's books, though The Railway Children and Five Children and It are likely her most well-known. The title seemed a bit odd, so I hesitated to read it for awhile, but I am so glad I finally read it. Similar to The Railway Children, the story focuses on siblings who mostly get along.  They embark on a magical adventure when they meet a sand fairy who grants them one wish per day. This seems like it would be a dream come true, but they continually end up regretting each wish when they find themselves in various trouble. It is a children's book, yet it is witty and humorous for adults too; a perfect read-aloud option for older kids that I think parents would thoroughly enjoy too.  Content rating: G Classic

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