Jacqueline Wilson: Four Children and It

Award-winning children’s author Jacqueline Wilson discusses her new book Four Children and It, a tribute to E. Nesbit’s Edwardian book Five Children and It. In Wilson’s book the twenty-first century children meet Nesbit’s character the Psammead - a grumpy, sand-dwelling creature with the power to grant wishes. Speaking to Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray, Wilson says she is liberating her characters from the parental supervision which is often a feature of current children’s literature.

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