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Eleanor Farjeon - Author

Eleanor Farjeon (1881–1965) is regarded as one of this country’s finest writers of poems and stories for children. In 1956 she was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal; her hymn “Morning Has Broken” is a favourite around the world. Eleanor lived for many years in a little village called Houghton. The children of the village used to gather outside her cottage to play their favourite skipping games, and one day Eleanor went and asked them to recite their rhymes for her. These rhymes, which have been passed down from generation to generation, can be found word-for-word in Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep.

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Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep
Eleanor Farjeon - illustrated by Charlotte Voake
One of Our Books of the Year 2017 | Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep is one of the great Eleanor Farjeon's loveliest stories, and Charlotte Voake's beautiful ink and watercolour illustrations capture all its magic. Elsie Piddock is a born...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2017
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