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The Little Bookroom by Eleanor Farjeon
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The Little Bookroom (1955)

by Eleanor Farjeon

Other authors: Edward Ardizzone (Illustrator)

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The Little Bookroom is a collection of Eleanor Farjeon children's stories picked out by the author herself. Although you've probably never heard of her, you probably know at least one of her works, the poem "Morning has Broken" made famous by Cat Stevens. The stories here are a mix of the fantastic and the mundane, the short and the rather long. They all have a sweet, nostalgic feel to them that hints at the fact that they were all published before 1955 when the book was first published. In short, there's something here for everyone.

Besides the lovely pen-and-ink illustrations, my copy also has a nice afterword by Rumor Godden. ( )
  inge87 | Nov 7, 2013 |
What a delightful book this is. A collection of fairy stories, fables, and reminiscences. Farjeon was a wonderful word stylist. Her stories are delightful. I found this book at the library and borrowed it on the strength of one of Farjeon’s poems that I have read. Poets seem to write wonderful books. ( )
  baobab | Nov 16, 2010 |
This is one of the books in the New York Review Children's Collection. This book contains 27 short stories most of which I would characterize as fairy tales or fables. Most of the stories contain some type of moral lesson. It would be a great book for bedtime stories, most of the stories are 4-6 pages long (a few are longer than 10 pages). Like a lot of children's literature there are too many princesses and princes, kings and queens in these stories. This book is suitable for both boys and girls. ( )
  VioletBramble | Oct 17, 2009 |
One of my favorites of all time. Enchanting, haunting, a treasure ( )
  Eiseley | Apr 4, 2009 |
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Ardizzone, EdwardIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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A collection of the author's best stories, chosen by herself, this charming book will delight and enthrall readers. 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 many, many more. BLEleanor Farjeon is the recipient of many awards for her work including the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award BLExquisite illustrations throughout by Edward Ardizzone

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A collection of twenty-seven of Eleanor Farjeon's stories.

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