The Family from One End Street Hardcover – 1937
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The Puffin classic edition is beautifully published with Eve Garnett's original charming illustrations,a gorgeous cover and red endpapers.
Lastly, I think that this book will appeal to both boys and girls,as the adventures are had by both. I loved reading this book!!
It's a lovely book. I've never forgotten it. I think Eve Garnett won the Carnegie Prize with it in about 1947. If you've got a child who loves reading, do buy them this book. I've just found it while browsing through Amazon, and I'm going to buy myself a new copy of it and read it again.
The Puffin edition that I own is full of Eve Garnett's gorgeously sweet illustrations that really add to the quaintness of this book.
Back to One End Street, Eve Garnett is an author I know little about but this book is excellently written and as the tale unrolls you will get to know and love every one of the large Ruggles Family. Each chapter leaps seamlessly from one member of the family to the next and left us feeling we knew and like that family member. From the Ruggles twins, two very independent boys, out to prove that they are worthy recruits into the secretive Black Hand Gang to baby Williams's entry in the local best baby competition all the adventures where simple, humorous, exciting and yet believable. I have never read a similar book and I wish Eve had written more, perhaps she has but I have yet to find any.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
JUST WONDERFUL I HAD THIS BOOK WHEN I WAS A CHILD AND LOVED THE STORY I CAN NOW RELIVE HAPPY TIMES WITH THE RUGGLES AGAIN A FANTASTIC STORY IN A BYGONEPublished 9 months ago by M PUFF
I read this in yr 5, back in the 70's, so I bought this to read to my daughter. At 11, she read it independently, and loved it all over again. Read morePublished on 17 April 2014 by A Mum on the Run
Bought this as it was one of my favourite books when I was a Child.....
Did it live up to my memory? Oh yes! Read more
... if this is the original book or second in the series as it says, "and some of their adventures"? Read morePublished on 11 Dec. 2013 by cobbyrob
i love this book along with the other one i bought. funny, interesting, and very easy reading. takes me back to my childhood.Published on 20 Oct. 2013 by NIXNACKS
This was a book with pages and words written on them that my daughter read from cover to cover in 4 days. What more do you need to know?Published on 10 Aug. 2013 by cam2556