Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep
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|Format:||Paperback, 48 pages|
|Other Information: ||chiefly col. Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 07 April 2008|
First published in 1937, this is the classic story of Little Elsie Piddock who can skip like never so. The High Skip, the Slow Skip, the Long Skip, the Skip against Trouble...Elsie Piddock learns them all. Soon she can even outskip the fairies on Mount Caburn and is rewarded with a gift of rare and lasting value - a magical skipping rope - that many years later, helps her to thwart an unpleasant landowner threatening to deny access to the hallowed skipping ground. This edition of the uplifting fairy story is the only illustrated version available, the Eleanor Farjeon Estate deeming Charlotte Voake the only illustrator who could do the story justice.
About the Author
Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) was one of the most important children's writers of the twentieth century. In 1956 she was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal. In her honour, a prize bearing her name is now awarded annually. Charlotte Voake is one of the most acclaimed contemporary children's book creators and has been shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award four times. Her books include Ginger, its prequel Ginger Finds a Home (9781406312706) and Pizza Kittens (9780744598100), winner of the 2002 Smarties Book Prize Silver Award. She lives in Woking, Surrey.
"The poetic, incisive prose is well-matched by the featherlight line and muted palette of the pictures. A book worth treasuring." TES Primary"
|Publisher: ||Walker Books Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||27.0 x 24.0 centimeters (0.26 kg)|