Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

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Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep
Written by Eleanor Farjeon
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ISBN-13: 9780763690557
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Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

author: Eleanor Farjeon
illustrator: Charlotte Voake

Little Elsie Piddock is a born skipper. When she is scarcely five, she can outskip anyone in her village. By the time she’s six, her name and fame have spread to all the villages in the county. And by the time she’s seven, the fairies have heard of her. When Master Skipper Andy-Spandy summons the sleeping little girl to Mount Caburn for a contest, the tireless Elsie outskips even the fairies and is rewarded with a gift of rare and lasting value. Can she use it later to save the fabled skipping grounds of Caburn? Or will a greedy lord build a factory where children have played for centuries?

Skip for joy! The exuberant classic returns in a compact hardcover edition that makes a perfect gift.
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Picture Books / Hardback
age range:
7 yrs - 10 yrs
# of pages/size:
96 / 4 13/16" x 7 1/16"
grade range:
Grade 2 - Grade 5
Classics; Social Themes; Sports & Recreation;
author’s comments:
Eleanor Farjeon (1881–1965) was one of the most important children’s writers of the twentieth century. In 1956 her achievements were acknowledged with the award of both the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Medal.
illustrator’s comments:
Charlotte Voake is the author-illustrator of many picture books, including Say It!, Melissa’s Octopus and Other Unsuitable Pets, Tweedle Dee Dee, and the acclaimed Ginger. She lives in Surrey, England.
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