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Little Plum [Unabridged] [Paperback]

Rumer Godden
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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7 Nov 2008
A beautiful paperback edition of this classic book, with illustrations by Gary Blythe.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; 1 edition (7 Nov 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330452134
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330452137
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 723,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

When Gem moves into The House Next Door, Nona and Belinda think she's stuck up and vow to have nothing to do with her. But the beautiful Japanese doll in her window soon attracts their attention. They name her Little Plum because of the plum blossom decorating her clothes - but unlike Nona's Japanese dolls, Miss Happiness and Miss Flower, Little Plum seems sad, unloved and uncared for. Will the three girls - and the three dolls - ever become friends?

About the Author

Rumer Godden was one of the UK's most distinguished authors. She wrote many well-known and much-loved books for both adults and children, including The Story of Holly and Ivy and The Dolls' House. Her children's novel The Diddakoi won the Whitbread Children's Book Award in 1972. She was awarded an OBE in 1993 and died in 1998, aged ninety. Gary Blythe is a successful illustrator, best known for The Whale Song , which won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Award, and I Believe in Unicorns by Michael Morpurgo. He lives in Merseyside.

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5.0 out of 5 stars one of my favourite books... 30 Nov 2007
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I loved this book as a child - if you have read and enjoyed Miss Happiness and Miss Flower then you'll like this one too. It's based around the same family but from a different angle. So many of Rumer Godden's books are gems and this is too. My other favourite is In this House of Brede - but that's for adults.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book! 28 Oct 2011
By Mandy A
This was the first book I was allowed to choose from the school library as a reading book at primary school and the story has always stayed with me. When I saw it on Amazon I had to buy it. I am now waiting for Miss Happiness and Miss Flower eagerly. I have two grown up sons so am saving them in the hope of grand-daughters to read them to and pass them on to later!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read for children and parents 5 Oct 2011
By Almond
My 2 girls enjoyed this, as they did Miss Happiness and Miss Flower. As the parent reading it, I felt it held a bit more interest for adults - difficult relations with the new household next door, and how they escalate and are eventually resolved, and the contrast between well off and extremely rich neighbours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, as described 14 July 2014
Excellent , as described!
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