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Eleanor Farjeon

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(1881 - 1965)

Eleanor Farjeon

Eleanor Farjeon (February 13, 1881 – June 5, 1965) was an English author of children’s stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Several of her works had illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Some of her correspondence has also been published. She won many literary awards and the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children’s literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children’s Book Circle, a society of publishers. She was the sister of the thriller writer Joseph Jefferson Farjeon.



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The Fair of St. James a Fantasia (1932)

While vacationing in France Laura stumbles on the Fair of St. James and meets many unusual personages.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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The Glass Slipper (1955)

A play of Cinderella turned into a novel of Cinderella.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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Italian Peepshow (1960)

A collection of fairy tales from the Italian.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Jim at the Corner (1958)

An old sailor sits at the corner of Derry’s street and tells the children tales.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Kaleidoscope (1929)

A collection of stories which includes a robinsonnade. Dust jacket is by Dorothy P. Lathrop.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Dorothy P. Lathrop

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Kaleidoscope (1963)

A collection of stories which includes a robinsonnade.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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The Little Bookroom (1955)

A collection of short stories and fairy tales.

1955

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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Mrs. Malone (1962)

In this narrative poem, Mrs. Malone shelters the animals of the forest, and is in turn sheltered by St. Peter.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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The Old Nurse’s Stocking Basket (1965)

A collection of new fairy tales for bedtime told by the old nurse as she darns the socks.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Edward Ardizzone

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One Foot in Fairyland (1938)

A collection of fairy tales and short stories by the author of Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard. Robert Lawson drew the pictures.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Robert Lawson

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The Silver Curlew (1954)

This old English folk tale about a black imp was originally written as a play.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Ernest H. Shepard

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Ten Saints (1936)

Brief lives of ten saints, including Francis, Christopher and Patrick.

Author(s): Eleanor Farjeon
Illustrator(s): Helen Sewell

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