Winning Year: 1955
Author: Eleanor Farjeon
Title: The Little Bookroom

Original Publisher: OUP
Current Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780192719478
In Print

This is a collection of twenty seven stories, written over thirty years and chosen by the author. Stories include tales of the king's daughter who cries for the moon, the girl who saves her village from destruction by kissing a peach-tree, the six princesses who live for the sake of their long hair and tales of the Connemara donkey.


Eleanor Farjeon was born in 1881 in London. Although she received no formal education, she and her brothers were encouraged to write stories and poems. Her first book Nursery Rhymes of London Town was published in 1916 and she went on to write over 60 books for children, including many collections of verse.


zoe brillantes


Some stories are funny, like "Westwoods," and some are heartbreaking, like "the Lovebirds," but all of them magically transport the reader to another world. I have no doubt this book will be read until it was tattered, torn, dog-eared and stained with sticky candy.

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