The Little Bookroom   -     By: Eleanor Farjeon
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Is there a nook in your house filled with books randomly shelved, stacked on the floor, piled upon chairs? Farjeon's collection of imaginative short stories for children is just such a place---filled with kings, woodcutters, musicians, dancers, and a goldfish who wishes to marry the moon! Delightfully illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings. Ages 10 and up. 315 pages, hardcover from New York Review.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 315
Vendor: Random House
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1590170482
ISBN-13: 9781590170489
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Ages: 9-12

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Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Eleanor Farjeon’s stories and poems have been a delight to children for many years, and here she has brought together a new collection of some of her own favorite stories…Storytellers will welcome it." — Library Journal

"A selection of treasures from Eleanor Farjeon’s full store of writing for children. Including some stories which have not appeared before in book form. They make a rich combination: gems for storytelling and reading aloud, for children’s own reading, and a few that may be appreciated most fully by adults." — The Horn Book

"27 heartwarming tales…" — Publisher’s Weekly

"Twenty-seven of Eleanor Farjeon’s stories have been selected by the author herself to make an anthology in the classical fairy tale tradition yet lit with the sparks of reason needed to pry young minds loose from their moorings and to widen reading." — Kirkus Review

Selected as one of 100 Must-Reads (Age 13) by Instructor magazine

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