Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

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Candlewick Press, 2000 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
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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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About the author (2000)

Charlotte Voake is an author and illustrator of children's books. Voake received the 1997 Picture Book Blue Ribbon from the Bulletin Center for Children's Books for Ginger, a book about a cat's dislike towards the new kitten addition to the family. She has also written Mr. Davies and the Baby and Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep.

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