Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep by Eleanor Farjeon

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"A classic tale of tyranny overcome. . . . Voake makes this neglected gem — an unforgettable read-aloud — look new." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)

Elsie Piddock is a born skipper. By the time she’s seven, the tireless girl can even outskip the fairies and is rewarded with a gift of rare and lasting value. Can she use it many years later to save the children’s fabled skipping grounds from a greedy, factory-building lord? Charlotte Voake’s exuberant art pairs with Eleanor Farjeon’s unforgettable tale for a match made in picture-book heaven.


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About Eleanor Farjeon

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Eleanor Farjeon (1881?1965) was a writer, poet, and playwright. Whilst best known for her children's verse and stories, she was also a regular contributor to "Punch" and other magazines, and wrote the words to the popular hymn ?Morning Has Broken.? Charlotte Voake is an author and illustrator of children's books. Voake received the 1997 Picture Book Blue Ribbon from the Bulletin Center for Children's Books for Ginger, a book about a cat's dislike towards the new kitten addition to the family. She has also written Mr. Davies and the Baby and Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Walker Books Ltd. 61 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Voake's ink-and-watercolor sketches match the delicate clarity of Farjeon's prose to perfection in this small, handsomely turned-out volume that makes available to a new generation a classic tale of tyranny overcome.

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She skips in her dreams, too, so well that even the fairies notice and invite her to learn the Long Skip, the Strong Skip, and the Skip All Together at the new moon on Mount Caburn.

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