Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

By Eleanor Farjeon

Illustrated by Charlotte Voake

Hop, skip and jump your way through this timeless tale of courage and community-spirit, with charming watercolour illustrations by Charlotte Voake.

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 Trouble… Elsie Piddock learns them all, and soon there’s not a mortal or fairy to touch her. Many, many years later, a greedy Lord buys Mount Caburn and threatens to build factories on its land. Can Elsie Piddock save the skipping ground for the next generation? Sparkling with charm and a liberal sprinkling of fairy dust, Elsie Piddock's story is one to be cherished.

Categories: Illustrated Classics

For readers aged: 5+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406366518
  • Published: 05 May 2016
  • Price: £9.99
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  • Size: 180 x 123 mm
  • Pages: 96

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'Charlotte Voake has certainly worked her magic on this tale; the reader is gently introduced to Elsie and the fairies through her fine illustrations, alongside Eleanor Farjeon’s lyrical tale.' IBW Children's Book Guide, The Bookseller

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