Mildred is one of the young girls at a prestigious witch academy. She can't seem to do anything right and is picked on by classmates and teachers. The headmistress of the school, Miss ... See full summary »
A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are ... See full summary »
A group of animals have to leave their home, the Farthing Wood, which was destroyed by the people. They travel to the famous White Deer Park and want to make a new home there. Fox is their ... See full summary »
On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best ... See full summary »
Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature.
The lyrics to the "Wishing" song, which The Psammead performs during the closing credits are: When you want you're heart's desire/And there's nothing but the fire/Of a madly yearning wild imagination/When all you have to do is choose/And if you don't your bound to loose/Something special in your life will pass you by/Castles in the air/Or a chest purest gold/Start a quest/Before you're old/Try wishing/A little harder every day/Wishing/To chase the clouds away!/In the twinkling of an eye/You'll grow tall/or even fly/You won't know until you try/So do/And in the magic that you find/Dream your dream away. See more »
The Psammead is seen singing "Wishing" during the closing credits. See more »
This series is very good, it's enjoyable for children and even adults, and is a nice dramatisation of E. Nesbit's book of the same name. It sticks closely to the book, has some great story lines and has heaps of humour as well as dramatic moments and some fantastic magic. Obviously, because it was made in 1991, the special effects aren't really too special, but they're fine. The acting is also fine - the child actors aren't phenomenal, but they were all believable and easy to watch. The baby was adorably cute, as was the Psammead. The series is excellent, it is still available on video and sometimes played on television so this is what you should watch instead of the modern terrible film.
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