The Little Bookroom: Eleanor Farjeon's Short Stories for Children Chosen by Herself (Hardcover)

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ITEM# 2209625
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    Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) grew up in England in a house filled with books, and she and her brothers enjoyed reading stories to one another and writing their own. In America, Farjeon’s best-known work may be the hymn “Morning Has Broken,” later recorded by Cat Stevens, but in her native country she is beloved as the author of Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep, Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard, and, of course, The Little Bookroom. Farjeon was pleased when The Little Bookroom won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Carnegie Medal, but she turned down another honor—Dame of the British Empire—explaining that she “did not wish to become different from the milkman.” At her death, the Children’s Book Circle established the Eleanor Farjeon Award in her honor.
    In The Little Bookroom, Eleanor Farjeon mischievously tilts our workaday world to reveal its wonders and follies. Her selection of her favorite stories describes powerful—and sometimes exceedingly silly—monarchs, and commoners who are every bit their match; musicians and dancers who live for aft rather than earthly reward; and a goldfish who wishes to "marry the Moon, surpass the Sun, and possess the World."

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    ISBN 9781590170489
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 3-4 Ages 8-9
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 336
    Publisher Date 2003-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher New York Review of Books
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.05 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Eleanor Farjeon's Short Stories for Children Chosen by Herself
    Series Name New York Review Children's Collection
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Farjeon, Eleanor

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