Caldecott medalist Paul O. Zelinsky brings to life the magical
adventures of five children who stumble upon an ancient and grumpy sand
fairy with the power to make wishes come true. The fairy grants the
children one wish a day, and soon dreams of untold riches, flying, and
other marvels become reality. But it Isn't long before greed and
misunderstandings begin leading to one hilarious disaster after
another, and the children start to wonder whether It might be best to
wish that their fairy return to the sand. A wonderful, timeless tale,
perfectly complemented with Paul Zelinsky's twelve warm and funny
About The Author
Edith Nesbit's first great success was The Story of
the Treasure-Seekers (1899). Her most celebrated book remains The
Railway Children, published in 1906. Her great gift was the ability to
create child characters who are real young human beings behaving
naturally. Her unhappy marriage gave her much experience with children;
as well as bringing up her own four by her philandering husband, she
consented to bring Bland's illegimate offspring into her household.
Winner of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books Winner of the 2014 Type Directors Club Communication Design Award
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Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 8 - 11 years old
For Grades: 4 - 6
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 13.34
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1