Five Children on the Western Front

(3 reviews with an average rating of 4 out of 5)

Publisher: Faber & Faber

In this highly acclaimed sequel to the much-loved Five Children and It, we rejoin the five children on the eve of World War I. The children have now grown up: Cyril is off to fight, whilst Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar, Jane is at school, and even the Lamb is now the grown-up age of 11. The sand fairy of their childhood has become a creature of stories and memory - until he suddenly reappears. This time the Psammead is here for a reason, and before this last adventure ends, things will have changed for the five children forever…

This moving and memorable homage to E Nesbit's classic story is no ordinary children's book. A heart-wrenching and poignant tribute to 'all the boys and girls, 1914-18', it is a must-read for children and adults alike, powerfully demonstrating the impact of World War I on a whole generation of young people.

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