Five Children on the Western Front
Winner of the Costa Children’s Book Award 2014
Top of our autumn reading list. Tastier than Christmas dinner. A classic story (Five Children and It) gets rewritten by a top author (Kate Saunders of Beswitched.) Add a dash of magic and a wartime twist, and what do you have? A cosy pleasure worth bribing your lil’ bro out of your fave armchair for. The five children have grown up. World War I has begun. Cyril has gone to fight, Anthea is at art college, Robert is a Cambridge scholar and Jane is at high school. The Lamb is now eleven, with a little sister in tow. The sand fairy has become a creature of stories – until he suddenly reappears. And this time, the Psammead’s magic might have a more serious purpose.