The Family from One End Street
Written by Eve Garnett
Part of the A Puffin Book Series
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Winner of the 1937 CILIP Carnegie Medal The seven Ruggles children grow up in a household with little money but a lot of action! There’s Kate who spoils her expensive and brand new school uniform on a trip to the seaside, the twins Jim and John who’s adventures so impress the other members of the Gang of the Black Hand, Jo who sneaks into a cinema on his own and the baby William who wins first prize in the baby show. Although pitied by the neighbours for their poverty, the Ruggles children wouldn’t have their life any other way!
A message from Jacqueline Wilson.
When I re-read this down-to-earth, charming adventure that’s full of humour I felt more than a little sad for although the 1930s was a decade of hardship for most people in England, this family of 7 children had immense freedom and a fun-filled action-packed time despite being very poor; in fact, almost certainly a much more fun and enjoyable time than children of today. It was a time of innocence and trust but nowadays we deny our children freedom and protect our children because sadly that trust in other people and innocence has gone. This is a wonderful evocation of a now vanished world that all children should read and will thoroughly enjoy, not just because of the great adventures but also the heart-warming characters. It has been beautifully published by Puffin with original illustrations. A timeless classic that may be from a different era but it’s a book to cherish. (7-9)
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The Family from One End Street by Eve Garnett
This is the story of everyday life in the big, happy Ruggles family who live in the small town of Otwell. Father is a dustman and Mother a washerwoman. Then there's all the children - practical Lily Rose, clever Kate, mischievous twins James and John, followed by Jo, who loves films, little Peg and finally baby William. It is a truly classic book awarded the Carnegie Medal as the best children's book of 1937.
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Puffin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
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