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The Old Nurse's Stocking-Basket

Written by Eleanor Farjeon

Part of the A Puffin Book Series

The Old Nurse's Stocking-Basket Synopsis

Every night when the children were tucked up in bed, the Old Nurse would pull out a pair of stockings from the mending-basket and while she threaded her needle she would look in her memory for a story that fitted the size of the hole. The children always stopped their bickering at once, for none of them wanted to miss her extraordinary stories of princes and princesses, Greek gods, sea captains and other wonderful characters she had come across in her hundreds of years as a children's nurse. All the tales were so entrancing that the boys could hardly be blamed for sometimes making large holes on purpose, so that they'd have a long story to match! This is a charming collection of bedtime fairytale stories, with evocative line drawings by Edward Ardizzone.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141368689
Publication date: 7th July 2016
Author: Eleanor Farjeon
Publisher: Puffin an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages

About Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor and her brother Herbert Farjeon were born in the 1880s into a highly literary family. Eleanor published nearly 70 books, most of them were for children. She won many literary awards and the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children's Book Circle.

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