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Martin Pippin in the Daisy-Field [Paperback]

Eleanor Farjeon
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Book Description

31 Mar 2014

Wandering minstrel, Martin Pippin, encounters six little girls on his travels - who beg him to tell them stories. This he does whilst they are making daisy chains, and so his wonderful tales of magicians, mermaids, pirates and pigs are here-recounted.

The collection includes one of Farjeon's most famous and charming stories, 'Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep.

This classic, magical collection will be loved by adults and children alike - perfect for bedtime reading.


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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox Classics (31 Mar 2014)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1782950443
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782950448
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 848,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

A magical, classic collection of tales from one of the UK's most notable and well-loved children's authors, Eleanor Farjeon.

About the Author

Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) was a British author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. She lived much of her life among the literary and theatrical circles of London, and her friends included D. H. Lawrence, Walter de la Mare and Robert Frost. She won many literary awards, and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children's Book Circle.

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5.0 out of 5 stars a great childrens' classic 15 Dec 2003
Format:Hardcover
This charming book for children was written fifteen years or so after "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard." Anyone who loved that will be equally delighted to read this sequel. It follows the same structure as before:- a series of fairy stories told by Martin but this time to the children of the six pretty milkmaids who were the heroines of the earlier book.The stories themselves are all original and often touching. One of them :- "Elsie Piddock skips in her Sleep" is often printed in its own right. Indeed I came across a French translation of it, in a Provençal market a few weeks ago. It brought back happy childhood memories of one of my favourite books which prompted me to write this review. I have never understood why the "Martin Pippin" books are not better known.They seem to me to be in a class with "Wind in the Willows" or even , dare I say it? "Alice in Wonderland" Unspoilt by time passing, they belong to the realm of innocence in which "the way of a man with a maid" is still cause for joy, and the world of fantasy seems entirely possible :- All this around a simple situation of six little girls trying to avoid being sent to bed on a summer evening in Sussexin England. If , like me, you happen to come from Sussex, it is an added bonus.It is not an easy book to find. It took me two years of nostalgic searching before I finally found a copy in Australia, but it was worth waiting.
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