Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep tells the tale of a little girl with a special talent -- she can outskip the fairies on Mount Kaburn--and is rewarded with a gift of rare and lasting value.
First published in 1937, this charming tale is reproduced in this stunning little book with classic illustrations, in a high-quality edition that makes it an ideal gift for young readers who enjoy magical stories that are perfect for sharing. (Age 7 and over) --Susan Harrison --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"The poetic, incisive prose is well-matched by the featherlight line and muted pallette of the pictures. A book worth treasuring." TES Primary "By that most perfect of storytellers, Eleanor Farjeon. Charlotte Voake... has to be half fairy herself to produce such exquisitely delicate pictures." The Guardian
An enchantingly illustrated picture book edition of a classic childrens story. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) was one of the most important children's writers of the twentieth century. In 1956 she was awarded both the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal. Charlotte Voake visited Mount Caburn while preparing the illustrations for this book, and found it "an extraordinary place. The atmosphere is magical." A highly acclaimed artist, Charlotte Voake won the 1997 Smarties Book Prize Gold Award for Ginger and has been shortlisted four times for the Kurt Maschler Award.