Nesbit adaptations (was Recommending books)

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 21 18:20:44 EDT 2002


My introduction to Nesbitt's Psamead stories was a
radio adaptation, which I must have heard sometime in
the 1960s. I don't recall if it was a reading or a
dramatisation, but it got me in.

Jon Noble

--- Jendle <jenny.preston at virgin.net> wrote:

> > > > Kathryn Andersen
> > > > Sent: 20 June 2002 13:33
> > > > To: dwj at suberic.net
> > > > Subject: Re: Recommending books
> > <snip>
> > > > - E. Nesbit
> > >
> > > I seem to remember reading her a few years ago,
> and finding it very
> > > episodic.  Saying that, the TV adaptation of the
> one with that
> > thing that
> > > lives in the sand and grants wishes was very
> good.
> >
> > There have been at least three serials with the
> Psammead in IIRC. "Five
> > Children and It", "The Return of the Psammead" and
> "The Phoenix and the
> > Carpet" (two versions, I think, since my paperback
> of it has
> > pictures from a
> > tv serial with a rather crude phoenix puppet, and
> there was a new
> > BBC Sunday
> > teatime version of it fairly recently). There's
> another book with the
> > Psammead in, I think, where the children get a
> time-traveling amulet and
> > visit Ancient Babylon, Atlantis and the future,
> but I don't think it had
> > been televised
> 
> I think I mean Five Children and It, and it was
> probably a Sunday teatime
> version, because I remember watching it with my
> parents.



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