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Now a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Michael Caine, Russell Brand and Matthew Goode.

Rosalind is the eldest sister.

Robbie is her younger brother.

Smash is their stepsister – and she isn’t too happy about it!

Maudie is the baby of the family. Now you’ve met the four children.

But what is IT?

A number one bestselling story of four children who discover an extraordinary way to make wishes come true, inspired by E Nesbit’s classic, Five Children and It.

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Date published

June 13th, 2005

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.8; Middle years; 10.0 points

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  • 320 pages




Jacqueline Wilson

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  1. Abi
    on 24 February 2014

    Four children and it

    I am reading this book.It is so interesting that I can't put the book down.
    I have got up to the bit where Robbie climbs trees.
    The Psammead is described wonderfully.
    Jacqueline Wilson is my favourite author.
    If you like Four Children and It,why not try Five Children and It by E. Nesbit?
    I rate 5 out of 5.

    5out of 5

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What kids think

  1. Booklover550
    on 9 June 2020

    I liked this book. Its about 4 children who meet somthing in a sandpit. I would reccomened it to people who like mystery and adventure

    4out of 5
  2. evelizabeth
    on 20 August 2016

    amazing i love jacqueline wilson

    5out of 5
  3. tigerlover21
    on 18 June 2015

    This book is probably the best and most imaginative book Jacqueline Wilson has ever written.

    5out of 5
  4. cupcake5
    on 7 April 2015

    it was a great book and kept you guessing and so far is my favorite Jacqueline Wilson book. it is also base on the classic five children and it by E. Nesbit

    5out of 5
  5. xoluchix
    on 18 April 2014

    Loved the book! Wish i had wishes…..........loved the bit where they become famous and when the go back into the past.Great book by Jacky

    Remember to look on my page thanks

  6. loobyloulou123
    on 9 March 2014

    I absolutely love this book. It is one of my favourite Jacqueline Wilson books. I loved it so much that I read it again! I would definitely recommend this book to Jacqueline Wilson fans.

    5out of 5
  7. Leahka99
    on 8 March 2014

    I like the part when Robbie shouts and waves from the tree that’s the good part because then some thing amazing happens if I tell u it will spoil it soo try and read it

    5out of 5
  8. books2000
    on 8 March 2014

    its good

  9. bee100xxx
    on 7 March 2014

    Rosalind and her brother have to stay with their step-sister Smash who is always mean to everyone and their other step-sister Maudie whom everyone adores but they all have a huge secret who is furry, fast, mind-boggling smart but he only problem was what is IT?

    4out of 5
  10. bookworm823
    on 7 March 2014


  11. bookaholic202
    on 6 March 2014

    I love how Jacqueline Wilson rewrote the classic

  12. ElsieJW
    on 6 March 2014

    This book is great

  13. lebbyland27
    on 6 March 2014

    this is a really good book, after I read it I read the real version. 5 children and it and to be honest this version is waaaaaay better well done Jacqueline

    5out of 5
  14. Readingwizard55
    on 6 March 2014

    This book is a bit boring at the start but then it gets amazing. Meet four splendid characters and discover the it.

  15. madistar23
    on 5 March 2014

    Great book! Being another version of Five Children and It, it is very good!

  16. zippy123
    on 5 March 2014

    Love this book and want to read the E.Nesbit original version.

  17. Mohsen1010
    on 5 March 2014

    Four Children and It is about four children who go on a trip to the woods where they find a psammead (like a magic alien!) who gives them wishes of whatever they want, but they soon find that you don’t need everything all you need is your family. Jacqueline Wilson has done a fantastic job!

  18. gracieee
    on 5 March 2014

    This is my favourite book by far and I wished it never ended .

    5out of 5
  19. pinkxxbibs
    on 4 March 2014

    Four children and it is a very adventurous and intriguing book

  20. Banditze
    on 4 March 2014

    Really clever and interesting!

    5out of 5
  21. Emma300
    on 25 January 2014

    Amazing. The best book ever!

    5out of 5
  22. mintymoo368
    on 29 December 2013

    Four Children And It is a witty take on the famous classic, Five Children And It by E. Nesbit. It is a great read and I loved it. If I could a wish that would only last 1 day, I would wish to be rich and famous just for day like Smash did. It is so clever how Smash, Rosalind, Robbie and Maudie go back in time to meet Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother who is know as the Lamb. I think the Psammead’s sophisticated ways are very comical.

    5out of 5
  23. kitykim
    on 13 December 2013

    I think this book is fab i would love reading it but my mum can’t buy it because its to expense

    5out of 5
  24. thebookreader91
    on 9 December 2013

    this book made me laugh and cry i loved how she describes it all so vividly and smash made me cry with laughter and how the psmead is like stuck up and posh and he makes smash use manners. i like how jacquline Wilson made it a tribute to E.Nesbits five children and it. i would like to read that book at some point in the future. i think its one Jacquline Wilson’s best book ever!!!

    5out of 5
  25. roseyclo
    on 4 December 2013

    This book is about 4 children who go to the park to find a monster who grants one wish a day and they get to become pop stars and more they are called Maudie Smash Rosalind and Robbie.

  26. thebookreader
    on 29 October 2013

    this book is so good a definite must-have ask for it for Christmas I love Jacqueline Wilson

    5out of 5
  27. sahfiqakhan41
    on 12 September 2013

    how do u read this book pleas I don no how pleas tell me

    4out of 5
  28. jason333
    on 26 July 2013

    Good book, lasted me a long time unlike many others which took me one or two days. This one took me about four days, by one of my fave author too!

  29. Lozzer3
    on 21 July 2013

    This book I read on my holiday and I enjoyed it i found it really enjoyable as soon as I finished it and touched down on British soil I went to buy five children and it.!

    5out of 5
  30. taylor12
    on 4 July 2013

    i started reading this book after a while i got board so give reading it up ! but then one day i was board so i decide to start reading it and i got into it but when i was on the secend from the last chapter i give up because i got a bit board i dont think its jackies best book she has ever wrote !!! :)

    3out of 5
  31. pearlpixie5
    on 20 June 2013

    I thought this book was great I like the way jacky ( ja queline wilson) turns turns it around from five children and it and I really love maudie Ive got a sisyer like her

    5out of 5
  32. Magicme11
    on 14 June 2013

    I love the way Ms Wilson gave a twist to teh original ‘Five Children And It’!

    5out of 5
  33. starlightbloomingblossom
    on 9 June 2013

    I loved this book I really liked maudie

    5out of 5
  34. cooly2945
    on 29 April 2013

    It’s amazing! I would truly recommend it!!!! It is a bit like 5 children and it but with 4.

    5out of 5
  35. xxBookWormxx
    on 16 April 2013

    Brillant that is all I can say