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My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry [Paperback]

Dorothy Edwards , Shirley Hughes
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3 Sep 2007 My Naughty Little Sister
It's double trouble! My naughty little sister's best friend, Bad Harry, is just as naughty as she is! They make secret friends with a mouse and feed it bacon and cheese, and they pretend to eat their bread crusts but hide them instead. Together they cause terrible mischief.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd (3 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405233443
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405233446
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 13.6 x 17.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 456,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dorothy Edwards is most famous for My Naughty Little Sister which she dreamt up to keep her daughter quiet whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim.

Dorothy Violet Ellen Brown was born into a working-class family in Teddington on 6th November 1914. When her father returned from fighting in the First World War he threw his energies into teaching his daughter to read. Dorothy wrote her first story when she was four years old, which she since described as "exciting, horrifying and very misspelt".

With published poetry, short stories and articles throughout her twenties, Dorothy's attention turned towards children's books after she had two children of her own by her husband, Frank Edwards. Her daughter, Jane, tirelessly asked her mum to tell her stories, and it was only a matter of time before Dorothy wrote them down and they became timeless children's classics.


My Naughty Little Sister really found its home in Shirley Hughes' wonderful illustrations. Dorothy delighted in visiting schools and meeting children, her warmth and obvious enthusiasm held audiences spellbound. Her ability to make stories up on the spot, tailoring them to the kids in front of her, gave her a charm like no other.

Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. She became a fixture of a radio show in the 1950s called Read with Mother and she also wrote for Playschool and Jackanory.

Dorothy died in 1982 and was buried next to her sister. Her memory lives on as "an active champion of the cause of children's reading."


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About the Author

Dorothy Edwards Dorothy Edwards dreamt up My Naughty Little Sister whilst on a family holiday in 1950. Dorothy based the character on her younger sister, Phyllis, and went on to write five books about her naughty little sister with wide acclaim. Dorothy became a household name and her stories were read and loved across the globe. She delighted in visiting schools and meeting children, her warmth and obvious enthusiasm held audiences spellbound. She became a fixture of a radio show in the 1950s called Read with Mother and she also wrote for Playschool and Jackanory. Dorothy died in 1982, aged 68. Shirley Hughes Born in 1927, as a child Shirley Hughes was greatly inspired by visits to Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery. After a year at Liverpool Art School studying costume design, Shirley moved on to the Ruskin School of Drawing in Oxford. She has written and illustrated over 50 books and sold more than eleven million copies. In both 1977 and 2004 she won the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1984 she won the Eleanor Farjeon Award. In 1999 she was awarded an OBE for services to children's literature and in 2000 was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Shirley lives in London.

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5.0 out of 5 stars My Naughty Little Sister and Bad Harry 29 April 2013
By S Riaz HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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My six year old daughter loves the Naughty Little Sister books and I think this volume is her favourite, where the Naughty Little Sister teams up with her close friend Bad Harry in some of the stories. Of course, these books do seem a little dated now - I had to explain why in "Granny's wash day" it took the entire day to do the washing for example, but the differences add to the charm of the stories. There is much that children will still understand and relate to; not wanting to eat their crusts, having to be quiet at formal occasions, decorating the church at Christmas are all things they will probably be familiar with. My daughter's favourite story is the one where the two naughty children go to the library and are as good as gold - until it is discovered that they have found a real mouse in a little hole in the wall. These are lovely books which make ideal bedtime or read-alone stories. I used to love them as a child and I think they should be on every child's bookshelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very popular in my household! 30 Mar 2013
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My children are 2 and 6 and we read one of these every night. I loved these as a child and now they (boy and girl) love them. Timeless magic.
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By Sue S
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Why do children love hearing stories of other children misbehaving? I'm not sure but I remember loving these stories as a child (especially "Crusts"... A novel way of disposing of those pesky things!) and now my boys of 4 and 7 are enjoying them too. I bought the book wondering whether my boys would take to the old fashioned stories of a naughty little girl but I need not have worried. The charming stories and illustrations of everyday events such as going to the library or wash day are perfect to be read alone by a child 7 plus, and the narrative voice that draws the listener in, and short length of each story make them ideal to read aloud too. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Priceless 21 Mar 2011
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These books are amazing and I still credit them as one of the best memories from my childhood - would recommend them to anybody - having found them on Amazon, I'm buying for my own trip down memory lane (and I might share them with my niece when I'm done reading)
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Naughty Little Sister 25 Jan 2014
By LauraM
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As I read these stories as a child I was keen to share them with my little boy.
The stories are beautifully written and short enough to fit a whole story in at bedtime.
My son who is now eight, will frequently ask for his favourite ones!
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