Five Children on the Western Front


Author – Kate Saunders

Age – 9+

Winner of the Costa Book Award 2014

The Sand Fairy’s story continues –
The older children have grown up and are facing going off to war. The Psammead (Sandy Fairy) has turned up unexpectedly, and his magic is off kilter. Through random magical trips forward and back through time, they learn more about him and all realise he needs to do some changing too – to make up for his terrible deeds in the distant past. But how long will that take? And how long will the war rage across the world?

Written in old fashioned language just like the original, this author has carried on the story from E Nesbit’s classic.

(WWI, Family, Magic, Love, Accountability, Kindness, Loss, Grief, Award)


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