The silver curlew

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Viking Press, Apr 1, 1954 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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A lazy girl becomes the king's bride by implying that she had woven twelve skeins of cloth when actually she had eaten twelve dumplings. Incorporates the story of Tom Tit Tot.

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Review: The Silver Curlew (Oxford Children's Library)

User Review  - Hilary - Goodreads

Eleanor Farjeon, now almost forgotten, had a lyrical, dreamlike quality to her writing which modern writers could do worse than to emulate. Here she retells 'Rumpelstiltskin' in her own inimitable manner, and EH Shepard draws the pictures. Read full review

Review: The Silver Curlew (Oxford Children's Library)

User Review  - Arlene Allen - Goodreads

Someone please, please bring Eleanor Farjeon back into print. Her Glass Slipper remains one of the best Cinderella retellings, ever. Her take on fairy tales is elegant and poetic, deceptively simple yet deeply evocative. I am searching for a copy of this book... Read full review

Contents

MOTHER CODLING AND HER FAMILY ii
11
DUMPLINGS
14
in dolls DAYDREAM
22
Copyright

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