Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep – Eleanor Farjeon, Charlotte Voake


Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

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Elsie Piddock was a born skipper. By the age of seven, news of her talent had reached the fairies and they invite her to Mount Caburn for lessons. The High Skip, the Slow Skip, the Sly Skip, the Toe Skip… Soon Elsie can skip as never so.

Years later, a greedy Lord buys Mount Caburn and threatens to build factories on its land. With a few fairy tricks up her sleeve, can Elsie Piddock save the skipping ground for the next generation?

A tireless tale of courage and community spirit.

“A fairy tale about one of my favourite places, illustrated by one of my favourite illustrators.” Chris Riddell, Children’s Laureate 2015-2017.

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