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Author:  Eleanor/ Voake Farjeon Illustrator:  Charlotte Voake
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Learn more about Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0763638102
ISBN-13: 9780763638108
Sku: 205580572
Publish Date: 4/1/2008
Pages:  48
Age Range:  11 to 14
 
Celebrated since childhood for how well she skips rope, 109-year-old Elsie Piddock once again skips in an effort to save her English country town. "A classic tale of tyranny overcome . . . Voake makes this neglected literary gem--an unforgettable read-aloud--look new".--"Kirkus Reviews". Full color.
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Elsie Piddock has such a talent for rope skipping that the fairies on nearby Mount Caburn award her a magical rope and, many years later at the age of 109, Elsie returns to skip again and save the mountain from the destructive plans of the greedy new owner. Reprint."A classic tale of tyranny overcome. . . . Voake makes this neglected gem — an unforgettable read-aloud — look new." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)

Elsie Piddock is a born skipper. By the time she’s seven, the tireless girl can even outskip the fairies and is rewarded with a gift of rare and lasting value. Can she use it many years later to save the children’s fabled skipping grounds from a greedy, factory-building lord? Charlotte Voake’s exuberant art pairs with Eleanor Farjeon’s unforgettable tale for a match made in picture-book heaven.

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Kirkus Reviews
"The story is still spry and wise, and Voake makes this neglected literary gem--and unforgettable read-aloud--look new." 09/15/1997

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   07
Product attributePublisher:   Candlewick Press (MA)
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