by E. Nesbitt
The popular sequel to Five Children and It, full of wit and magic. It's startling enough to have a Phoenix hatch in your house, but even more startling when it tells you you have a magic carpet on the floor. Conceited it may be, but the Phoenix is also good-hearted, and obligingly accompanies the children on their adventures in time and space - which, magic being what it is, rarely turn out as they were meant . . .