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Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep by Eleanor…

Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

by Eleanor Farjeon

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Beautifully written for reading-aloud and evoking the spirit of skipping (jump-rope). Are there children still who skip and believe in fairies? ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
It took a long time to get to the climax--or really, any conflict--but that suited my audience: a homesick child trying to get to sleep. She liked it, but she likes fairies and skipping rope. I was bored until the skip-off. ( )
  Superdaisy | Aug 16, 2010 |
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"A classic tale of tyranny overcome. . . . Voake makes this neglected gem — an unforgettable read-aloud — look new." — KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)

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 in picture-book heaven.

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Celebrated since childhood for how well she skips rope, 109-year-old Elsie Piddock once again skips, to save her English country town.

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