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Fantastic short stories and poetry celebrating the writing of Eleanor Farjeon
stated First American edition 1966
a tribute to Eleanor Farjeon's work & life
stories and poems contributed by twelve of Britain's most distinguished children's writers

Eleanor Farjeon was an the author of popular children's books, such as "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard" and "The Little Bookroom"

She wrote the lyrics to the popular children's hymn, "Morning has Broken" , later popularized by singer, Cat Stevens

she won literary awards for her books, plays and poetry
many of her books were illustrated by Edward Ardizzone
an award for children's literature is presented annually in her memory

with an introduction by Naomi Lewis (a well-known children's book author) and illustrations by Edward Ardizzone

nine stories are included by British authors; Ruth Ainsworth, Gillian Avery, Dorothy Clewes, Eilis Dillon, Patricia Lynch, William Mayne, Mary Norton, Rosemary Sutcliff and Barbara Willard
poetry contributed by James Reeves and Ian Serraillier

the stories are delightful with titles such as,"The Frog and the Ox" and "The Reindeer Slippers"
each story and poem is illustrated with a pen and ink drawing

Rumer Godden describes an afternoon with the author, "Tea with Eleanor Farjeon"

Very good condition
pages clear and unmarked
slight wear to the dust jacket on the spine
dust jacket protected by removable Mylar cover
this is not an exlibrary book
pages lightly tanned on the edges, visible only when book is closed
binding tight, book literally looks like it has never been read
184 pages
8 3/4"

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Vintage Eleanor Farjeon Children's Book Poetry Short Stories British Author Vintage First Edition


  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: ink, paper, mylar
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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