Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

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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.
Published: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2017.
Edition: First U.S. reformatted hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©1937
ISBN: 9780763690557
Branch Call Number: J FAR
Characteristics: 67 pages :,color illustrations ;,19 cm
Additional Contributors: Voake, Charlotte - Illustrator


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mandaladreamer May 18, 2013

It would be easy to miss this little gem of a story in the JF section, but it's well worth picking up. This fairy story about a little girl with a talent for skipping rope who makes friends with the fairies is one of Eleanor Farjeon's best (she's also well-known for having written the lyrics "Morning Has Broken."). This wonderful British tale is neither frivolous nor overly-sweet in tone. It makes a great read-aloud so you can get the rhythm of the skipping rope rhymes. Elsie Piddock will become one of your child's favorite people, so be sure you have a skipping rope on hand and maybe some French Almond Rock!


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