Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

Eleanor Farjeon / Jun 19, 2019

Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep 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 th

  • Title: Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep
  • Author: Eleanor Farjeon
  • ISBN: 9780763601331
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 iElsie 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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep by Eleanor Farjeon Community Reviews In the Strong Skip, Elsie Piddock went right under the earth, as a diver goes under the sea, and the rabbits, whose burrows she had disturbed, handed her up again But in the Skip Like a Feather she came down like gossamer, so that she could alight on a Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep Eleanor Farjeon Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep Eleanor Farjeon, Charlotte Voake on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Skip for joy The exuberant classic returns in a compact hardcover edition that makes a perfect gift b Little Elsie Piddock is a born skipper. Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep by Eleanor Farjeon Elsie Piddock is a born skipper By the age of seven, news of her skipping talents has reached the fairies and they invite her to Mount Caburn for lessons The High Skip, the Slow Skip, the Skip Double Double, the Long Skip, the Strong Skip, the Skip Against TroubleElsie Piddock learns them all, and soon there s not a mortal or fairy to Elsie Piddock Skips In Her Sleep Is A Kids Guidebook To Elsie Piddock Skips In Her Sleep Is A Kids Guidebook To Resistance Skipping is the one thing Elsie can do better than anyone, and so the act holds tremendous power Of course, the contemptuous lord agrees to this request A skipping contest seems to him like such a trivial thing, a nonpolitical thing. Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep by Eleanor Farjeon About Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep Skip for joy The exuberant classic returns in a compact hardcover edition that makes a perfect gift Little Elsie Piddock is a born skipper When she is scarcely five, she can outskip anyone in her village By the time she s six, her name and fame have spread to all the villages in the county. Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep Cooperative Children s Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep Eleanor Farjeon is considered to be one of the great writers of our time, and because of this, she was awarded the first Hans Christian Andersen International Medal in for her lasting contribution to Children s Literature Some of us know the song Morning Has Broken, but few of us realize Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep Eleanor Farjeon Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep first appeared in Farjeon s Martin Pippin in the Daisy Field and has been a favorite of storytellers and their audiences ever since Little Elsie Piddock has such a talent for skipping rope that the fairies summon her to skip for them on nearby Mount Caburn and award her with a magical rope. Editions of Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep by Eleanor Editions for Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep Hardcover published in , Paperback published in , Hardcover

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      • Eleanor Farjeon

        Daughter of Benjamin Leopold Farjeon, sister of Herbert Farjeon.Eleanor Farjeon was an English author of children s stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire Many of her works had charming illustrations by Edward Ardizzone Some of her correspondence has also been published She won many literary awards and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for children s literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children s Book Circle, a society of publishers.Awards Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing 1956


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    1. I'd never heard of this book, though I have heard of Farjeon. With a new version coming out, I was happy to expand my knowledge of children's writing. And this is just lovely.A fairy tale, this is probably going to be picked up more by girls (skipping, fairies), but really, I think boys might enjoy this one too. Elsie is so keen to try skipping like the older children that she makes her own rope - and discovers she's a natural at it. Her brilliance catches the attention of the fairies, who test [...]


    2. A 1001 CBYMRBYGU. Elsie Piddock is the most amazing skipper ever. Elsie can do the Strong Skip. Elsie can do the Long Skip. Elsie can do the Skip All Together. Elsie is so good she gets tutored by the fairies. And these skipping skills can come in handy when a bad guy comes to town….A modern tall tale.“In the Sly Skip not a fairy could catch her, or know where she would skip to next; so artful was she, that she could skip through the lattice of a skeleton leaf, and never break it.”


    3. Wonderful, magical-just as I remembered. Only now, as an older reader, it struck me as chilling, too- the sleeping , dreaming of childhood becomes the sleeping, slipping into old age & death.




    4. This is a lovely story well-suited for bedtime storytelling. Elsie is a naturally at skipping rope. She is so proficient at skipping that Elsie draws the attention of the fairies, who teach her incredible tricks. But when Elsie grows up, she puts aside her childhood toys, including her jump rope. When the neighborhood playground is threatened by a greedy developer, Elsie dusts off her special skipping skills and saves the day.Voake’s illustrations are a perfect complement to the magical story. [...]


    5. I'll round up my 3 1/2 stars to 4 because I love to skip rope with my students, and because I am thinking a snackalong of almond roca is in order. And I can't resist a readaloud that will allow me to use a British accent. This book will immerse the reader in fairy-filled rural England of a century ago. A bit on the longish side, the illustrations update this Eleanor Farjeon tale for today's audience. Written at a 5th grade level with beautiful language and vocabulary, but very appropriate for le [...]


    6. This is the sweetest book! I grabbed it just by chance at the library and I'm so happy I did. I read it aloud to my 3.5 year old daughter a little at a time before bed each night this week and we both just fell in love with the story. There's candy, skipping rope, fairies and a triumph of good over greed. Beautiful, delightful book which we plan to add to our personal collection.




    7. READ THIS BOOK. To your kids, to yourself, to everybody. The original text was published in 1937, and Charlotte Voake brings the story to life with beautiful, delicate illustrations of the families of Mount Caburn, as well as the Trump-like Lord who wishes to build a wall around the footpaths, and erect one of his factories on the sacred hilltop without any real legal precedence so to do. Eerily similar to the political climate of 2017, 80 years later the problem still persists that an obstinate [...]


    8. This is an interesting little story that probably would not have had the impact on me given a different political/environmental climate. However, this "fairytale" is perfect to read to children about the importance of community and its specific customs and fighting for what is best for our children and future generations.


    9. Author: Eleanor FarjeonIllustrator: Charlotte VoakeFirst Published: 1937, this edition 2016Length: 83 pagesSetting: Contemporary, Mount CaburnA classic I picked up for my niece for Christmas, and snuck a read beforehand.A sweet story with all the hallmarks of a fairy tale, including fairies and outrageous acts.Age:Read aloud - 5+Read yourself - 8+References:Eleanor Farjeon on w’pedia: enpedia/wiki/Eleanor(ISBN 9781406366518)-CR-


    10. Elsie Piddock is the best skipper her little town has ever seen, so good that even the fairies (who love to skip rope) come to teach her. Years later, Elsie uses her remarkable skill to save her town from a greedy Lord. This charming fairy tale, originally written in 1937, is every bit as appealing today. It's impossible not to root for Elsie against overwhelming odds, and like in the best fairy tales she uses her wits and skill (with a bit of fairy magic) to overcome evil. I think we all enjoy [...]


    11. I've read all I could find of Farjeon's works, and this is still my favorite. It has everything I love in Farjeon: the magic in ordinary things, a sense that art is more important than money. All threading through Farjeon's playful way with words and sounds: Farjeon really needs to be read aloud.


    12. During my senior year in college I was privileged to have Ruth Hill Viguers as my professor for a course in children's literature. She was a wonderful story teller and we all sat on the edge of our chairs as she told us one day of Elsie Piddock. It was one of the moments in my college education that I'll never forget.


    13. Lovely tale of a natural born rope skipper, trained by a fairy who returns to the hill of her childhood to skip for the good of her community when it is threatened by a greedy industrialist. I would love to see more rope skipping as a form of protest.Can't wait to read this one with my daughter who is a newly minted skipper and believes in fairies.


    14. Elsie Piddock skips when awake, she skips when she's asleep, with faeries, other children or just by herself. When grown up, she must put away her childish toys and fantasies, but when the Glynde needed her the most, Elsie once again picks up her jump rope. Fantastic story for children, especially those who love, or even loved, to skip.


    15. Farjeon is a welcome memory from my own childhood; her books are somewhat out of fashion these hectic days, but they are so worth looking into again! For the parent who wants her child to be entertained by great writing and a true touch of what matters to a child, this is the book for you! I love it.


    16. I've loved this story since I was 9. It has magic, determination, nature against evil and lollipops. In Grade 2, I wrote a book report about it and I've kept that report for years, to remind me of the name, hoping to get my very own copy. Finally, when my daughter was about 10, I found it had been re-released and throroughly enjoyed reading it to her and on my own a few times.


    17. I really enjoyed this fairy tale, and I suspect it's based on some local legend from somewhere (if not Glynde itself). The pictures are exquisite and as delicate as a faerie and help give the book its 4-stars.


    18. This is an environmental tale that dates back to the industrial revolution. There is a really nice recording of it put out by a company called Gentle Wind audio books, which was my first introduction to Elsie Piddock. gentlewind/gw1025m Highly recommended.


    19. This is a beautiful story about fairies, jumping rope, and growing old. It's long, but Miss Muffet loved hearing it read aloud as much as I loved reading. The artwork also perfectly suits the story, which is equal parts wistful and humorous.


    20. A sweet story about skipping rope, fairies, and the power of the little guy to stand up for open spaces. Found this on my bookshelf, read it in one gulp. Not a forever book, not for me, but sweet and worth it if you like this kind of tale.


    21. A little snippet of a book about a girl who loves to skip. She is taught amazing skipping stunts by the fairies, and goes on to put them to good use to help save her village.



    22. Charming story. Very British (which of course I love), and a wonderful, longer "picture book" to share with elementary aged children.



    23. I like that this book is about a small girl who fights 'the man' although I thought it was a little too long and subtle for a young reader.



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