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Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep

Treasures Series


No. of pages 96

Great for age 3-15 years
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.


This book has been graded for interest at 5-7 years.

There are 96 pages in this book. This book was published 2017 by Walker Books Ltd .

Charlotte Voake is an internationally acclaimed children's author and artist. She studied art history but always wanted to be an illustrator. She recently won the Smarties Silver Medal Award for her picture book, The Pizza Kitten. Eleanor and her brother Herbert Farjeon were born in the 1880s into a highly literary family. Eleanor published nearly 70 books, most of them were for children. 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.

This book is in the following series:

Candlewick Treasures

Treasures Series

This book features the following character:

Elsie Piddock
This book features the character Elsie Piddock.

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