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Five Children and It

Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

A children's book about wishes.  Four children -- plus their baby brother -- run through any number of permutations of what can go wrong with wishes after they meet up with a Psammead, or sand fairy.  Some of which are more disastrous than others, and some of which need a lot more effort to avoid disaster.
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